Mon, 20 August 2018
What’s the hardest word for a tyrant to say to his people? “Goodbye,” as in, my time’s up now. That’s the problem right now in Nicaragua, where President Daniel Ortega is under siege, loudly rejected by a growing portion of the Nicaraguan population. And every killing and crackdown committed to keep him in in office only makes the crisis worse. So far hundreds have been killed and thousands are in jail or ominously out of sight. Steve Hellinger of The Development GAP think tank looks at the story.