toni solo, May 18th 2013
Two men who embodied anti-imperialist resistance in the 20th Century were born five years apart in these days of May. The first, Ho Chi Minh, was born on May 19th 1890, the second was Augusto C. Sandino, born on May 18th 1895. Ho Chi Minh died in 1969, four years before Vietnam's liberation forces finally defeated the US military in 1973, prior to unification of the country in 1975. In Nicaragua in 1933, Augusto C. Sandino defeated the US military campaign against him, before his murder, sanctioned by the US government, in 1934.