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Ortega: Once and Future Presidente

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Ortega: Once and Future Presidente

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Ortega: Once and Future Presidente

Ortega: Once and Future Presidente

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Sixteen years after he was forced from office, Daniel Ortega looks likely to win Nicaragua's presidential election and Washington has threatened to withhold aid if the Sandinista leader, and former Marxist revolutionary, takes office.

Guests:

Peter Hakim, president of the Inter-American Dialogue

Gioconda Belli, Nicaraguan poet and author of The Scroll of Seduction