Global Journalist: Nicaragua's Standoff
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