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Richard Purcell

Backgrounder: The Rise of Daniel Ortega in Nicaragua

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Examining the political rise of Daniel Ortega, a figure who has come to dominate politics in Nicaragua.

Backgrounder: 2021 Nicaraguan Elections

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Examining the slow and steady criminalization of dissent in the lead-up to Nicaragua’s 2021 election.

Nicaragua and COVID-19: A Crisis with No Way Out

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Most Nicaraguans agree that the Ortega regime has failed in its COVID-19 response, but don’t expect a political earthquake next year.

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