Flor de Sacuanjoche, Picture taken in the campus of Colegio Calazans, Managua.
The National Flower of Nicaragua.
To pile futility on top of irony, it is grotesquely counter-productive. It is driving Nicaragua steadily closer to dependency on Moscow, as a similar embargo did to Cuba a quarter century ago.
— John B. Oakes, New York Times; May 20, 1985