Together together with his brother Humberto, Daniel Ortega Saavedra masterminded the one positive Latin American revolution considering Fidel Castro’s in Cuba. Following the successful 1979 Nicaraguan revolution, Ortega was once named coordinator of the governing junta, after which in 1984 was once elected president by means of a landslide within the country’s first unfastened presidential election. the longer term used to be choked with promise.
Yet the U.S. was once quickly education, equipping, and financing a counterrevolutionary strength inside of Nicaragua whereas sabotaging its crippled financial system. the outcome used to be a decade-long civil warfare. by way of 1990, Nicaraguans dutifully voted Ortega out and the popular candidate of the us in. And Nicaraguans grew poorer and sicker.
Then, in 2006, Daniel Ortega was once reelected president. He was once nonetheless defiantly left-wing and deeply dedicated to reclaiming the misplaced promise of the Revolution. simply time will inform if he succeeds, yet he has situated himself as an best friend of Castro and Hugo Chávez, whereas existence for plenty of Nicaraguans is eventually improving.
Unfinished Revolution is the 1st full-length biography of Daniel Ortega in any language. Drawing from a wealth of untapped resources, it tells the tale of Nicaragua’s carrying on with fight for liberation during the prism of the Revolution’s such a lot emblematic but enigmatic hero.
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