November 07, 2006

Sandinista Victory in Nicaragua

The Sandinistas are officially elected. What will this mean to Nicaragua's Future? There's a lot of speculation of course, will it be a return to the past, or a bright new future? Ortega says he's a changed man, speaking more of God than Marx. He has made some pledges not to introduce any drastic changes to the economy and respect the private industry. His running mate was a key Contra figure in the 80's. Ortega's theme is "reconciliation". For the time being, nervous investors are having second thoughts. Promises can be broken after all, and I haven't heard of many politicians who keep their word.

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