Is Nicaragua heading toward civil war and collapse?

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Protests against the government of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega began about two months ago after Ortega cut pensions. His forces have used brutal tactics to try to suppress those protests, which have continued to erupt across the country. Around 150 people have been killed, and 1000 wounded. Ortega has so far been largely absent, and there doesn’t seem to be a negotiated solution in sight.

Credits

Guest:
Charles Castaldi - Former NPR reporter in Central America, currently living in Nicaragua

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Sarah Sweeney, Michell Eloy, Amy Ta, Christian Bordal, Quinn O'Toole, Yael Even Or, Devan Schwartz