A US-sponsored plot against Nicaragua - that's how that country's veteran president Daniel Ortega sees UN accusations of human rights abuses. What started back in April as peaceful protests against pension reforms has descended into a brutal crackdown on dissent in a nation once hailed by the left for overcoming dictatorship and a US-backed counter-insurgency. In an exclusive interview with FRANCE 24, Ortega blames the crisis on Washington.
Produced by Charles WENTE, Selina SYKES and Van MEGUERDITCHIAN.
President and Founder, Bianca Jagger Human Rights Foundation
Research fellow, American University