Congressman David Rivera (FL-25) released the following statement on the passing of Nicaraguan businessman and former Contra leader Adolfo Calero.
"With the passing of Adolfo Calero, Nicaragua has lost a freedom fighter. Adolfo Calero led the Nicaraguan Democratic Force that ultimately drove out the Sandanistas and led to free elections in Nicaragua in 1990.
"Now, as Daniel Ortega and the Sandinistas have illegally returned to power, stripping the Nicaraguan people of their right to free elections, it is more important than ever to remember and honor Adolfo Calero's legacy of fighting for democracy and protecting the rule of law.
"My deepest condolences go out to Adolfo Calero's wife, Maria Ernestina, his children and grandchildren, and all freedom-loving people in Nicaragua."