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A Specter of Peace Is Haunting Nicaragua

    A Specter of Peace Is Haunting Nicaragua

After four months of violence, peace may be breaking out in Nicaragua, which has gotten those North American partisans opposed to Nicaraguan President Ortega worried. But they have one last hope. The latest in a series of anti-Ortega articles in The Nation is entitled “An eternal night of persecution and death.” We are told: “Despite mass killings and newly…

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What’s Left in Nicaragua after Ortega

    What’s Left in Nicaragua after Ortega

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…

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Max Blumenthal on the Violent Undemocratic Uprising in Nicaragua

    Max Blumenthal on the Violent Undemocratic Uprising in Nicaragua

Hosts Rania Khalek and Kevin Gosztola welcome journalist Max Blumenthal, the editor of the Grayzone Project and co-host of the podcast, “Moderate Rebels” to “Unauthorized Disclosure.” Blumenthal recently returned from a reporting trip in Nicaragua. (Click here to listen to the interview.) Nicaragua has experienced violence over the past months, as opponents of President Daniel Ortega and the Sandinistas…

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US Wants Nicaragua to Fall Because It Poses the Threat of a Good Example

    US Wants Nicaragua to Fall Because It Poses the Threat of a Good Example

The US has targeted Nicaragua for regime change. Some former supporters of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega and his Sandinista party echo the US talking points: Ortega’s “entire government has been, in essence, neoliberal. Then it becomes authoritarian, repressive.” One would think that a neoliberal regime, especially if it were authoritarian and repressive, would be just…

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How Washington Manipulated Nicaragua’s Death Toll to Drive Regime Change

  How Washington Manipulated Nicaragua’s Death Toll to Drive Regime Change

A detailed study of the death toll that has been recorded in Nicaragua since a violent campaign to remove President Daniel Ortega and his Sandinista government shows that at least as many Sandinista supporters were killed as opposition members. The study, “Monopolizing Death,” demonstrates how partisan local NGOs conflated all deaths that occurred since April, including accidents…

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An Open Letter to the Guardian on Its Wildly Inaccurate Coverage of Nicaragua

  An Open Letter to the Guardian on Its Wildly Inaccurate Coverage of Nicaragua

For the past three months, there has been a political crisis in Nicaragua, with opposing forces not only confronting each other in the streets but fighting a media war. The Guardian should be at the forefront of balanced and well-informed reporting of these events. Instead, despite plentiful evidence of opposition violence, almost all your 17…

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Nicaragua’s Paramilitary Opposition Wages Intimidation and Media Terror Campaign

  Nicaragua’s Paramilitary Opposition Wages Intimidation and Media Terror Campaign

Nicaragua’s opposition paramilitary intimidation and media terror campaign have brought fear, insecurity, and hardship to around 30 of Nicaragua’s 153 municipalities. Only President Daniel Ortega’s commitment to peace has prevented an even worse conflict. Almost as disturbing as the extreme sadism of the opposition paramilitaries in Nicaragua is how their supporters and media displace opposition…

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