How Nicaragua's Protests Could Spread Elsewhere in Central America
May 17, 2018 | 08:00 GMT
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- President Daniel Ortega will have to take some action to address the growing unrest, because he can no longer rely on the army to quell the protests.
- Ortega could resign ahead of presidential elections scheduled for 2021, or he could seek to remain in power by roping the opposition into a lengthy political dialogue.
- If protests successfully oust Ortega, political opponents of the Honduran and Guatemalan governments will likely intensify protests in those two countries.