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Sandinistas attack the masses

The Nicaraguan Revolution of 1979 remains an inspiration for much of the left. The regime established by the ruling FSLN is held out as a model of "democratic socialism". But ten years on, the regime is carrying through massive attacks on the working class and poor peasants. Dave Green looks at Nicaragua's economic disaster and argues for a working class solution to the crisis. Read more...

Nicaragua under the Sandinistas

The insurrection of 19 July 1979 which finally overthrew the Somoza regime in Nicaragua was an event of enormous importance for revolutionaries world wide. It was the most thorough going democratic revolution in Latin America since the July 26th Movement led by Fidel Castro destroyed the Batista regime in Cuba in 1959. Read more...