Anti-government demonstrators hold a protest demanding Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega and his wife, Vice President Rosario Murillo, to stand down, in Managua on May 26, 2018.

Can Nicaragua’s Military Prevent a Civil War?

President Daniel Ortega’s crackdown on protests has driven the country to the brink. If the violence escalates, it could spark a refugee crisis and destabilize all of Central America.


Nicaraguan Voters Are Getting Ready to Follow Daniel Ortega’s Script

The wily Sandinistas in Managua have survived, adapted, and clawed their way back to power. Is there no dislodging them?

Nicaraguan President and Presidential Candidate Daniel Ortega (R) speaks with his wife Rosario Murillo during delivery of property titles in Managua on October 31, 2011.  Nicaragua will hold presidential elections on November 6.   AFP PHOTO/Rodrigo ARANGUA / AFP / RODRIGO ARANGUA        (Photo credit should read RODRIGO ARANGUA/AFP/Getty Images)

Nicaragua Is Turning Into a Real-Life ‘House of Cards’

Strongman Daniel Ortega is running for a third term (with his wife as VP) and cravenly removing all checks on his power. Sound familiar?