Historias 16 – Tim Rogers and Steven Bunker on turmoil in Nicaragua

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Since mid-April, Nicaragua has been in the midst of a severe and sustained political crisis that also features intense political violence. Various sectors of civil society are now in dialogue with the government of Daniel Ortega in search of a path to diminish the violence and return to democratic rule.

Tim Rogers, Latin America editor for Fusion, speaks with Steven Hyland to unpack what is going on and why.
In an extra time conversation, Steven also talks to Steven Bunker, associate professor of history at the University of Alabama and SECOLAS member who is currently in Nicaragua, about what he is experiencing on the ground.

Additional resources:

Tim’s twitter handle

Tim Rogers, “The Unraveling of Nicaragua,” The Atlantic, June 6, 2018

IACHR Urges Nicaragua to Dismantle Parapolice Groups and Protect Right to Peaceful Protest, June 1, 2018

Lori Hanson and Miguel Gomez, “Deciphering the Nicaraguan Student Uprising,” NACLA, June 15, 2018

John Perry, “After 2 Months of Unrest, Nicaragua Is at a Fateful Crossroads,” The Nation, June 22, 2018

Protestas en Managua, Nicaragua de 2018


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