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January 16, 2009
How Nicaraguans see the U.S.

A generation ago, Nicaragua was regularly in the news — when the leftist Sandinista government of Daniel Ortega took power, and the United States funneled millions to the contras to try to undermine him.

The Cold War ended and Nicaragua faded from public view. Worldfocus special correspondent Lynn Sherr and producer Megan Thompson recently traveled to the Central American country of 6 million people.

They talk baseball and politics and discover that Nicaraguans are hoping for closer ties with the new Obama administration after years of frosty relations during the Bush era.




Hi Lynn, Caught your video on PBS. It was very good. Glad to see you are still interviewing & writing stories. Would love to hear from you. It’s been a long time. Squirt


This was a good article and we enjoy hearing about Nicaragua. We would like to hear interviews and coverage about what is going on with the current Ortega government, such as releasing former president Alleman from all of his crimes, and the claims of fraud in the last election. Your article says that there is apparently peace in Nicaragua right now, but do you think Daniel Ortega is trying to become a dictator again?

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