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Nicaragua's New Boss, Same as the Old Boss

October 26, 2016

It’s election season in Nicaragua, but a visitor to Managua could be forgiven for not noticing. No catchy political jingles blare from car radios, and the only campaign posters and billboards are the same as ever: the pink and baby blue offerings of the ruling Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN). Less than a month until the polls – and with left-leaning governments toppling around the region – the re-election of socialist President Daniel Ortega is the safest bet in Latin American politics.

“The opposition isn’t campaigning, our only option is to tell people not to vote,”...

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