Nicaragua: A Return to Power for the Sandinistas?


In this year of elections in Latin America, a half-forgotten name has re-emerged.

Daniel Ortega of the Sandinista National Liberation Front of Nicaragua (FSLN) was one of those who led the revolution that overthrew the 43-year dictatorship of the Somoza family in 1979. In 1984 he was elected president, but in 1990 he was defeated and replaced by a right wing alliance under Violeta Chamorro.

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