The Debate

Nicaragua's boiling point: Americas divided over Ortega's crackdown

Has Nicaragua reached its boiling point? What started as peaceful protests against pension reform has descended into a brutal crackdown by forces loyal to longtime president Daniel Ortega. The latest chapter: the storming of a besieged onetime stronghold of the Sandinista movement that's turned against the leftist leader.


Produced by Daniel BARNEY, Tommaso MAZZANTI and Jimena MORALES-VELASCO.

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