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Kinzer: Nicaraguans Hope for End of 'Caudillo System'

Interviewee: Stephen Kinzer
Interviewer: Stephanie Hanson
November 1, 2006

Stephen Kinzer, veteran New York Times reporter and author of the recent book Overthrow, discusses the upcoming Nicaraguan presidential elections. He says the vocal U.S. opposition to Daniel Ortega might "redound to his benefit." However, he says poverty is the biggest issue in the country, and many Nicaraguans are hoping to see the end of the caudillo, or strongman, system that has bred corruption in the government.


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