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    "I think the book “Unfinished Revolution: Daniel Ortega and Nicaragua’s Struggle for Liberation” by Kenneth E. Morris does a fairly good job of describing the trials and tribulations of President Ortega’s life and how they created a man more complex than his critics would like to believe. In addition, this book is a good history of the past 30 years of Nicaragua."

    http://www.nicaraguadispatch.com/blo...good-read/3697

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    I think the next 5 years will be very interesting. Castro can't be long for the World, Chavez ain't going to be running no Marathons,I guess Eva will make some noise, but Daniel is going to be the one left holding the bag. The mystery is if it is going to be a bag of gold or a bag of dog poo.
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    We have been talking about this down at the office... a lot of the old communist are dying away.

    Personally, I don't think their cause will die with them. There is too much power in place and their heirs will be able to maintain everything and add their own personal touches in short time. In fact these heirs are probably already laying down plans on how they are going to benefit from the loss of their parents.
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    There will never be a shortage of dumbdowned idiologickal cornholes in the world living in Fanticy Land...
    To be called a "Has Been" I must surmise, is much Greater than to be called a "Nevah Been"... JW...



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    To judge by the cover, the big O is definitely balding on top. Despite being two years old (written before O's re-election) there were only two reviews of this on Amazon. The guy who gave it 2 (out of 5) stars points out that the author didn't interview Ortega. I would have thought that's where you start if you're to write a book about someone alive today. It's a problem when author & subject are on opposite side of a rather large cultural divide.

    It would seem that Nicaragua Dispatch is now a primary source of Nica news for English readers. The article lists several other books on Nicaragua. I read "Blood of Brothers" by S.Kinzer (& not Grindle) and thought it excellent, even though it's 21 years old. (In the new edition, that's 5 years old, Kinzer added an epilog that covered the scandle of Aleman.) Kinzer wrote a lot about Borge, who died day before yesterday. He took over Somoza's old torture facilities in the hill behind the Crown Plaza (under Hospital Militar, by laguna Tiscapa) to root out enemies of the revolution. Ortega was the face of Sandinismo; Borge the enforcer.
    http://www.nicaraguadispatch.com/breaking-news/nicaragua-divided-over-borge’s-death/3691
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    s Tim Rogers put it, some recalled him as "the iron-fisted ex-minister of the interior who was allegedly responsible for some of the worst abuses and atrocities committed by the Sandinista government in the 1980s."
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