Here And There with Dave Marash

Two things that can follow a successful revolution: the once popular leaders can become brutal autocrats and they start to eliminate their former fellow-revolutionaries.  Both those things are happening in Nicaragua. Linda Mannheim has written in The Nation about how President turned dictator Daniel Ortega has been locking up former comrades who are now his political opponents.  She says the recent arrest of the Sandinista Revolution's most beloved women shows a dangerous red line is being crossed.

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