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Together along with his brother Humberto, Daniel Ortega Saavedra masterminded the one triumphant Latin American revolution on account that Fidel Castro’s in Cuba. Following the effective 1979 Nicaraguan revolution, Ortega used to be named coordinator of the governing junta, after which in 1984 was once elected president via a landslide within the country’s first unfastened presidential election. the long run was once choked with promise.

 

Yet the us was once quickly education, equipping, and financing a counterrevolutionary strength inside of Nicaragua whereas sabotaging its crippled economic system. the outcome used to be a decade-long civil battle. via 1990, Nicaraguans dutifully voted Ortega out and the popular candidate of the USA in. And Nicaraguans grew poorer and sicker.

 

Then, in 2006, Daniel Ortega was once reelected president. He was once nonetheless defiantly left-wing and deeply devoted to reclaiming the misplaced promise of the Revolution. merely time will inform if he succeeds, yet he has situated himself as an best friend of Castro and Hugo Chávez, whereas lifestyles for lots of Nicaraguans is ultimately improving.

 

Unfinished Revolution is the 1st full-length biography of Daniel Ortega in any language. Drawing from a wealth of untapped resources, it tells the tale of Nicaragua’s carrying on with fight for liberation throughout the prism of the Revolution’s so much emblematic but enigmatic hero.

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