Sidetracked Revolution

Living with breadlines and block committees

"This is a nation that, with the triumph of the revolution, moralized itself. The people have been able to recuperate national pride, the pride of being a Nicaraguan."

--President Daniel Ortega Saavedra

"With all my heart, I tell you that it is worse here now than it was in the times of the Somoza dictatorship."

--Violeta Barrios de Chamorro, presi dent, La Prensa

Compared with the New York City subways or the dark alleys of Mexico City, the streets of Managua are remarkably safe. Police are courteous, and people feel free to come and go, anywhere, day or night. At government-hosted...

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