Author: Rodrigo Vazquez
Image: Protesters take part in the Mother’s Day march in memory of the dead and disappeared in Managua, Nicaragua in May 2018. [Anadolu/Stringer]
In April 2018, protests against pension reform plans in Nicaragua quickly mushroomed into a widespread anti-government movement.
The country’s Sandinista regime under President Daniel Ortega cracked down hard. Over the following year, hundreds were killed, thousands more were exiled or detained and independent media voices were suppressed.
As negotiations to resolve the crisis finally got underway earlier this year, we sent filmmaker Rodrigo Vazquez to investigate.