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In Nicaragua, Economics Will Be the Left's Downfall

Reggie Thompson
Latin America Analyst, Stratfor
Mar 20, 2016 | 13:00 GMT
A campaign billboard advertises Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega, near the site of the proposed inter-oceanic canal. Ortega will likely be elected for a third term, but impending economic troubles will erode his support.
(INTI OCON/AFP/Getty Images)

Political change comes slowly to Nicaragua. Nearly 27 years ago, the country's civil war ended with a truce. That war, which pitted the Contra movement, supported by the United States, against the Soviet-backed government of Nicaragua, concluded with a settlement in April 1990 to hold presidential elections every five years....

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