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Nicaraguans’ Votes Are In, and Ortega Is Back

In America Latina, Current Affairs, Politics, Social Justice on November 7, 2006 by Eliacín

Nicaraguans’ Votes Are In, and Ortega Is Back

While Mr. Ortega still rails against “savage capitalism” and the
failure of free trade to alleviate poverty, he has become a more
pragmatic leftist over the past decade and a half. Gone is the fiery
Marxist oratory, replaced with talk of reconciliation, peace and God.
He has traded his anti-American campaign songs for John Lennon’s “Give
Peace a Chance.”

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