Reached somewhere he won’t specify in Nicaragua, our guest is protecting himself from killings, kidnappings, and the coordinated strategy of roadblocks.The Trump Administration and most of the mainstream press paints a picture of the Sandinista government turning against their own people. But Ben Savio, Professor of Development studies at the National Agrarian University, who’s lived in Nicaragua since 2012 reports on the realities. If it was a protest about social security cuts, why are young people at the barricades? The new street violence is clearly stage managed, Savio says, and those who have long been out of power are attempting a coup against Daniel and Rosario Ortega who were re-elected recently with about 70%. What the IMF recognized as a successful economy in a very troublesome region is the target of organized crime and right-wing forces.Very informative discussion.

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