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Born: 1945-05-02
Profession: Celebrity
Nation: Nicaraguan
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The Sandinista revolution was without any question a popular insurrection.

Tags: Popular, Question, Revolution

The U.S. embargo imposed on Nicaragua, rather than weakening the Sandinistas, actually maintained them in power.

Tags: Actually, Power, Rather

Those who suffer are not those at the top, but are the less privileged members of society.

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We are not supposed to go out and kill all those we suspect to have committed a crime.

Tags: Committed, Crime, Suspect

A man who gets divorced is not forever going to be talked about for it. There are very different standards that we have for women than we have for men.

Tags: Forever, Men, Women

Bush and Blair combined their efforts to deceive both nations in a carefully coordinated manner, more so than anyone is willing to point out in the media.

Tags: Anyone, Both, Point

Gandhi became my role model. I have always been interested in Eastern philosophy. Since early in my life I've been fascinated by India, and I have spent a great deal of time traveling in that country.

Tags: Great, Life, Time

George W. Bush and his administration embarked on a full-scale assault on civil liberties, human rights and the rule of law, walking away from his international obligations, tearing up international treaties, protocols and UN conventions.

Tags: Away, Human, Law

George W. Bush and Tony Blair had to convince the world that Saddam Hussein represented an imminent threat. Tony Blair lied when he claimed that Iraq could launch a chemical or biological attack within 45 minutes.

Tags: Attack, Iraq, Within

Howard Dean has been successful because he was clear in his opposition to the war. People appreciate a politician with the courage to say, I oppose this war.

Tags: Courage, Successful, War

I didn't want to be discriminated against because of my gender and status. I promised myself I was never going to be treated as a second-class citizen.

Tags: Against, Citizen, Status

I don't believe in lobbying only progressives and liberal members of Congress. I don't believe in doing interviews only with those who share my views. I want to reach a wider audience.

Tags: Audience, Congress, Liberal

I have always been willing to admit when I made a mistake. I made a mistake in my understanding of the composition of the Contras, not on my opposition to the Contra war.

Tags: Mistake, War, Willing

I think the difference between El Salvador and Nicaragua is that in Nicaragua you had a popular insurrection, and in El Salvador you had a revolution.

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People in so many countries look up to the United States as a model of democracy, but I doubt if that can continue. It leaves me with a great sense of loss.

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People in the U.K. cannot understand whether Blair has lost his mind or whether his ambition to be the second-most-powerful man in the world made him lose his mind.

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Saddam Hussein has been brutal against his people, but when he was committing those crimes, the international community did not come to the rescue of the Iraqis.

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The British Red Cross asked me to help them spearhead a fundraising campaign for the victims of the war in Nicaragua. It was a turning point in my life. It began my commitment to justice and human rights issues.

Tags: Justice, Life, War

The mere fact of an American being present could help save the lives of innocent people. That's why I believe in the importance of bearing witness, to become a voice for the voiceless.

Tags: Become, Help, Why

There is a question for which we will never know the answer: had the U.S. not launched the Contra war to overthrow the Sandinista government, would they have succeeded in bringing socioeconomic justice to the people of Nicaragua?

Tags: Government, Justice, War

Tony Blair has turned his back on the principles he claimed he believed in before he stood shoulder-to-shoulder with George W. Bush. He was an entirely different kind of leader.

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The killing of innocent people is always wrong.

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Americans need to understand the significance of having their civil liberties dismantled. It doesn't just affect terrorists and foreigners, it affects us all.

Tags: Civil, Terrorists, Understand
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I am closer to a European viewpoint of the world than an American one. My ethics and ideals are based on European concepts.

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I am not just a celebrity, I'm a human-rights advocate for the last 20 years.

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Most governments in Latin America have failed to recognize the rights of indigenous people and their right to their own traditional territories.

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The death penalty is being applied in the United States as a fatal lottery.

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Today, we talk a lot about terrorism, but we rarely talk about state terrorism.

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I am still profoundly troubled by the war in Nicaragua. The United States launched a covert war against another nation in violation of international law, a war that was wrong and immoral.

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Look at what President Kennedy managed to achieve during the Cuban missile crisis. If Bush had been president in 1962, do you think he would have avoided a nuclear war?

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During the first 10 years of my life, while my parents were married, I enjoyed a privileged upbringing. After their divorce, my life was difficult.

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George W. Bush will have to come to the UN and admit that he was wrong.

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Governments are mandated by international law to protect people from genocide.

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I believe President Bush is one of the most dangerous leaders in the world. He is not in search of peaceful and diplomatic solutions.

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I believe the only time when we can call for intervention is when there is an ongoing genocide.

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I don't think there was really a time when I have not been politically aware.

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I feel great identification with the developing world.

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I find it disturbing that the media keeps referring to my marriage, since I got divorced in 1979. But the media never wants to let me forget.

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I often traveled to Nicaragua to speak against repressive policies by the Sandinista government.

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I think for the U.S. government the Sandinistas represented a threat to their dominance of Latin America.

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I wanted to have a political career. I thought studying political science would be the best way to achieve it.

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I've enjoyed doing Wolf Blitzer's program, and I even enjoyed having a heated debate with Bill O'Reilly. I will do it any time.

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In Nicaragua, liberty, equality and the rule of law were the stuff of dreams. But in Paris I discovered the value of those words.

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Live interviews are more difficult to distort.

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President Bush should be indicted and should be driven out of office. He should be sent back home in Texas.

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The Sandinista government became consumed with fighting a war of survival. They were up against the biggest superpower in the world.

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I want to be an entrepreneur too; I like the business side of things. When I was younger I wanted to be a vet or a tightrope walker. But I have no sense of balance and I can't bear animals dying, so I abandoned both ideas.

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My problem is that I always find jeans that are either high-waisted or low-rise, but nothing in between, like they used to be in the eighties and early nineties. That's actually the most flattering cut.

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When I was about 12 and first started wearing lipstick, my dad would ask, 'Are you wearing makeup?' I would say back, 'You're wearing more makeup there than I am!'

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I like the fact that I have good old-fashioned British teeth with a big gap.

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Reality TV rots people's brains.

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I didn't want to miss out on my education to model. I can't do just modeling.

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I do have bad hair days. If I fall asleep with it slightly damp, I wake up and it'll all be piled up on top in a mess.

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I really never thought about the way I looked until boys came into the picture.

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I still think of my mum as being kind of a dork - a cooler one, but still a dork.

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I think all the stuff that happens before the pictures are taken is much more exciting.

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I think music influences fashion and has done so for generations.

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I think when your parents are as rebellious as mine were, it's difficult to top them. So what's the point?

Tags: Difficult, Parents, Point

I wouldn't even have braces on my teeth. I think they are horrible and this idea that everyone should conform and be perfect is ridiculous.

Tags: Everyone, Idea, Perfect

I'm quite dyslexic in school.

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Modeling is always something I've really admired because I've seen my mum and sister do it.

Tags: Modeling, Seen, Sister

Music creates a certain mood and then people dress accordingly. I think it's all quite closely intertwined.

Tags: Mood, Music, Quite

My dad has more sparkly stuff than most men.

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My dad let me figure out what I wanted to do on my own.

Tags: Dad, Figure, Wanted

My dad's not a very intimidating father figure.

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My dad's supportive of all my endeavors.

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My mum is actually really wholesome.

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My parents never really lecture me.

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Who wants those gleaming white cosmetically enhanced American teeth?

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Even when my parents were together, they both had to travel and work, and it wasn't like they had nine-to-five jobs. In that way, it wasn't a normal family life.

Tags: Family, Life, Work

Fake tan is really difficult to get right. When I was younger, I'd always do it wrong. I'd leave it on and forget to wash it off. So I embrace being pale. I like getting a tan, but I also think that if you're going to do it, it has to be gradual. I just work the pale thing now.

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I have to exfoliate my lips as they're quite a large surface area and sometimes when I wear lipstick, it goes all cakey. So I mix brown sugar with lip balm and just scrub it onto them.

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I like to do a face steam, so, heat up a flannel, press it onto your face and then press a cold one on afterwards to close the pores. It's inexpensive!

Tags: Close, Cold, Face

I used to have a pony but I outgrew it and I do dream that one day I will live in the country and have lots of horses and be like a proper English lady who goes hunting and everything.

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