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By Benjamin Waddell
Fort Lewis College 

Venezuelan oil fueled the rise and fall of Nicaragua's Ortega regime

 

September 14, 2018



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The downfall of Nicaragua’s President Daniel Ortega has been dizzyingly fast.

In January 2018, he had the highest approval rating of any Central American president, at 54 percent. Today, Nicaraguans are calling for Ortega’s resignation.

Ortega, a former Sandinista rebel who previously ruled Nicaragua in the 1980s, first showed signs of weakness in early April, when students protested his mismanagement of a massive forest fire in Nicaragu...



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