Daniel Ortega

Debate: Who Is Behind Nicaragua's Turmoil?

August 31, 2018
Recent months of deadly unrest in Nicaragua have fractured splits in the Sandinista movement, with critics accusing President Daniel Ortega of autocratic rule, and supporters accusing the opposition of attempting a US-backed soft coup. We host a debate between Dr. Mary Ellsberg of George Washington University and Max Blumenthal of the Grayzone Project.

US Gov’t Regime Change Machine Exacerbates Nicaragua’s Violent Protests

June 23, 2018

As Nicaragua’s leftist government faces a violent right-wing insurgency, journalist Max Blumenthal discusses with TRNN’s Ben Norton how the regime change machinery bankrolled by the US government’s National Endowment for Democracy boasted of “laying the groundwork for insurrection” against President Daniel Ortega

Nicaraguan Negotiations Suspended: A Return to Violence?

June 19, 2018
Following two months of protests and an estimated 170 dead, the violence briefly subsided, as opposition-government negotiations tried to resolve the situation. The opposition now says the government is reneging on commitments and will abandon negotiations. What led to this crisis and where will it go from here? We discuss the situation with Trevor Evans and Camilo Mejia

‘Tense and Complicated’ Situation Prevails in Nicaragua After Anti-Government Protests

April 27, 2018

Following almost a week of often violent protests that left over 20 dead, the government of Daniel Ortega is now trying to negotiate with opposition forces and gave in to some of their demands. But the US is in the background to take advantage of the unrest, says John Kotula of NicaNotes

Protests Against President Ortega in Nicaragua Are Broad but 'Lack Working Class Leadership'

Protests Against President Ortega in Nicaragua Are Broad but ‘Lack Working Class Leadership’

April 24, 2018

Several days of protests and street battles with the police in Nicaragua over a social security reform left many dead and wounded. Nicaragua analyst Dan La Botz argues the government is to blame, for having set up an authoritarian system that has led to many grievances

Reality Asserts Itself - Michael Ratner

March 13, 2014
Mr. Ratner tells Paul Jay that he warned of a growing police state a month after 9/11, as constitutional rights continue to evaporate in the name of national security