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Cartoon of President Daniel Ortega

Nicaragua’s tortured path

In Nicaragua, the Ortega administration is facing significant economic and political challenges. Rising unemployment and free-falling foreign investment could lead to a resurgence of widespread protests, especially during the run-up to the 2021 elections. As in 2018, President Ortega could rely on armed paramilitary organizations and youth gangs in an attempt to keep a lid on social unrest.

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