Tim Rogers is editor of www.nicaraguadispatch.com, Nicaragua’s English-language news site. He has lived in Central America for the past 12 years, covering Nicaragua and the rest of the region for The Miami Herald, TIME, Christian Science Monitor, BBC, GlobalPost and others.
President Ortega's Sandinista National Liberation Front started its transition from a ruling party to a paramilitary death squad in April, in response to a nationwide civic uprising for democracy and justice in Nicaragua. Now Ortega is installing a reign of terror in a failed state.
Some Nicaraguans gripe that they’ve traded a US-propped right-wing dictatorship for a Venezuela-propped leftist one. But has Ortega sown the seeds of his own destruction?
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President Daniel Ortega is a close ally of Hugo Chavez, and his Sandinista friends have profited from the Venezuelan strongman’s oil-funded club, ALBA.
Jason Puracal is challenging his 22-year jail sentence for drug trafficking and other alleged crimes — charges that starring on 'House Hunters' couldn't save him from.