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    Nicaragua 2019:

    "Sorry, we don't accept chancheros,, dollars ONLY!"
    As Nicaraguans line up to leave.

    What is amazing is,,, How little has changed:

    Ramirez is a golpista,, and Fonseca is a cigar, but other than that,,
    what has really changed ??

    https://www.nytimes.com/1985/04/28/m...nicaragua.html

    " . . ALTHOUGH THE SANDINISTAS may be prepared to make almost any concession to restore peace to their country, they are obdurate about one point: They will not relinquish power. The desire to hold on to power is, of course, not peculiar to the Sandinistas. It characterizes totalitarian and authoritarian regimes, . .. "

    "... . . If this direction is maintained, there is a chance that the Sandinista regime will evolve into a loose socialist dictatorship independent of the Soviet Union. "

    " . .. In Nicaragua, myth and reality often go hand in hand. "

    In reality,, there have been some changes:

    Tomas Borge:
    "''We're the only revolution in the world that hasn't shot anybody, that has abolished the death penalty,'' he says. ''And as for my police, all you have to do is walk down the street to see how respectful they are toward the people. This is the only country in Latin America where nobody's afraid of the police. Just yesterday I sent some cops to break up a strike - the workers had taken over the premises. I arrived a little later and what do you think I saw? The strikers and the cops were having beer together!''
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    One change, I doubt the NYT would use the word “obdurate” today. No one would know what it means. And they’re a bit less negative in tone regarding communists today.

    The Sandis never shot anyone? Really?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonh View Post
    One change, I doubt the NYT would use the word “obdurate” today. No one would know what it means. And they’re a bit less negative in tone regarding communists today.

    The Sandis never shot anyone? Really?
    Never tortured anyone ?????

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