For over 40 years, Daniel Ortega has loomed over Nicaragua like few others. He was a part of the Sandinista insurgent forces that in 1979 overthrew the Somoza household dynasty that had dominated the Central American nation for many years. Ortega then grew to become a part of the transitional authorities that instituted democratic elections, and served as president from 1985 to 1990, and once more since 2007.
Over these 40 years, critics say, Ortega has remodeled into the very dictator he as soon as fought towards.
Right this moment, we speak to L.A. Instances reporter Julia Barajas a couple of latest crackdown on opponents of Ortega in Nicaragua. We additionally communicate with Pedro X. Molina, a political cartoonist residing in exile after having drawn one too many unflattering portraits of the president.
Host: Gustavo Arellano
Company: L.A. Instances reporter Julia Barajas, and Confidencial political cartoonist Pedro X. Molina
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Pedro X. Molina makes use of cartoons to touch upon the political and social realities of Nicaragua
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This story initially appeared in Los Angeles Instances.