The Counterinsurgency War: Nicaragua in the Spotlight

Stella Calloni Original in Spanish If the most serious opposition to President Daniel Ortega in Nicaragua does not set itself apart from the mercenaries who continue to commit atrocious crimes against dozens of Sandinistas for their simply supporting the government, including torture and public flogging (videos recorded by professional journalists), and if they fail to…

Nicaragua: We Can Assume Almost Anything . . .

Barbara Moore We can assume almost anything . . . Let’s assume that what is generally referred to as ‘the opposition’ can still be called the ‘student-led’ opposition. Let’s assume that on April 18th the students were misinformed on the Ortega solution to the Social Security shortfall as that is the easiest way to explain…

Correcting the Record: What is Really Happening in Nicaragua?

Kevin Zeese, 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…