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Is Nicaragua sliding back into its anti-democratic past?

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Since sliding into power in 2007 with a narrow victory over a balkanized opposition, Daniel Ortega, the Nicaraguan president, has used the power of government to grow his minority Sandinista National Liberation Front into a dominating, one-party system.

Some analysts compare it to Mexico’s “perfect dictatorship,” the 71-year reign of the Institutional Revolutionary Party that ended in 2000.

Yet many here recall an oppressive system much closer to home. In Nicaragua, today’s regime is most often compared to the country’s Somoza dictatorship that Ortega and Sandinista guerrillas ousted in 1979.

Source: Global Post