Nicaragua: Ready, Set, No!

A shaky start for elections

The Nicaraguans gathered at Managua's Augusto César Sandino Airport last week left little doubt about their opinion of the Marxist-led Sandinista government. "Democracy, yes! Communism, no!" they chanted. "With Arturo in the seat there'll be plenty to eat. Arturo is the future." The small but vocal crowd had turned out to welcome Arturo Cruz, 60, a former junta member and Ambassador to Washington, who was back home from self-imposed exile in the U.S. to run as an opposition candidate in the Nicaraguan elections scheduled for Nov. 4. But...

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