A friend has been trying to get a Social Security benefit letter from outside the US. He has been told that is no longer possible. The details are in the A42 forums.
Is this now true?
After another 15 minutes of discussion the story is a bit different. Still too many hoops to jump through but at least it makes sense. I added a comment on the A42 post to reflect the new version.
Just call Mrs. Leon at the American embasy in Managua, she can fill you in on any changes.
The US overthrew the Sandinistas in Nicaragua because the Sandinistas "intended to create a country where there was only a colony before."
— Eduardo Galeano