Category Archives: Nicaragua

What’s Left in Nicaragua After Ortega

by Roger Harris

Before the violence that started mid-April, Nicaragua had been the most peaceful, safest, and by far the most progressive country in Central America. Now that a semblance of peace has been restored in Nicaragua, the US government continues its campaign for regime change joined by some who formerly supported Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega and his Sandinista party. While much has been written for and against Ortega, what might replace him were he to leave is less well fleshed out. Latin Americanist academics Dan La Botz and Benjamin Waddell, both
with extensive experience in and knowledge of Nicaragua, give us some insights into what might be expected were the opposition to take over.

Chomsky on Regime Change in Nicaragua

With patented angst, Noam Chomsky opined on President Daniel Ortega’s Nicaragua to an agreeing Amy Goodman: “But there’s been a lot of corruption, a lot of repression. It’s autocratic, undoubtedly.”

Nicaragua: The 39th Anniversary Of A Triumphant Revolution

“All the support of the ‘gringos’ had not been enough to contain the popular insurrection led by the FSLN,” said Luis Varese, a captain of the Sandinista Popular Army during the revolution.

The Popular Sandinista Revolution (RPS) triumphed on a day like today 39 years ago, when revolutionary troops entered Nicaragua’s capital, Managua. The revolution, led by the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN), defeated the almost 50-year-old repressive and dictatorial Somoza dynasty on July 19, 1979.

Correcting The Record: What Is Really Happening In Nicaragua?

by Kevin Zeese and Nils McCune

There is a great deal of false and inaccurate information about Nicaragua in the media. Even on the left, some have simply repeated the dubious claims of CNN and Nicaragua’s oligarchic media to support the removal of President Ortega. The narrative of nonviolent protesters versus anti-riot squads and pro-government paramilitaries has not been questioned by international media.

Nicaragua unrest death toll rises before new protests

The toll from a crackdown on anti-government protests has risen to 264, as activists plan new rallies.

The death toll from four months of political unrest in Nicaragua has risen to 264, a human rights body has said in advance of new protests in the country.