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The situation in Nicaragua has taken a dark turn in recent months. President Daniel Ortega’s growing authoritarian streak has led to months of protests against his rule – and a violent response from pro-government militias.

With hundreds dead and many more arrested, some observers fear the country is slipping towards a new civil war. On this edition of Global Journalist, a look at the political crisis in Nicaragua and what lies ahead for a country still recovering from a debilitating civil war in the 1980s.

Joining the program:

    • María Martin, founding producer of NPR’s Latino USA program and director of the Gracias Vida media training organization
    • Orlando J. Perez, a political science professor who researches Central American politics at Millersville University in Pennsylvania
    • Glenn Garvin, staff writer for the Miami Herald and the newspaper’s former Nicaragua bureau chief

Producer: Rosemary Belson

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