For more than a week, Nicaragua was convulsed in protests that were met with heavy-handed repression that has reportedly left at least 30 dead. Tear gas. Rubber bullets. Live ammunition. Barricades and burning buildings. Daniel Ortega, the revolutionary Sandinista leader — and president for the past 11 years — “is suddenly facing a revolution of his own,” The New York Times reported.
Thanks, Jake, for giving us a much more balanced and complete picture of the real facts of the situation in Nicaragua. Most of the U.S. media and government elites have had it in for Ortega since the Reagan years.