Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) issued the following statement on the death of former Contra leader Adolfo Calero.
Statement from Ros-Lehtinen:
"My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Adolfo Calero. Nicaragua has lost a brave hero who led the Contra movement in the 1980's that succeeded in rooting out communism in Nicaragua.
Adolfo Calero's struggle from three decades ago continues to plague the people of Nicaragua as the unconstitutional election of Daniel Ortega reminds us all that we must continue to fight for democracy and the rule of law against this dictatorial despot.
The life and courageous work of Adolfo Calero will never be forgotten. My heartfelt condolences go to the Nicaraguan people who have lost a great patriot and a leader in their struggle to bring true democracy to Nicaragua."