Daniel Ortega Likely to Return to Power in Nicaragua

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In the 1980's Manuel Ortega was a Sandinista, a Marxist revolutionary who led Nicaragua through a decade of civil war. The US, under Ronald Reagan, chose to side with the so-called "Contra" rebels, and 50,000 people died. Now Ortega seems to be staging a comeback. Although votes in Nicaragua's presidential election are still being counted, Ortega is claiming victory, as his closest rival claims there were voting irregularities.

Credits

Guest:
Joe Contreras - Latin American Regional Editor for Newsweek magazine

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Christian Bordal, Karen Radziner, Andrea Brody