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Moderate Rebels

Jul 31, 2018

Moderate Rebels episode 22 - Max Blumenthal reports from on the ground in Nicaragua's capital Managua. He reveals how the violent right-wing opposition attempted to overthrow the elected Sandinista government, with help from US-funded organizations and think tanks.

Nils McCune recalls how Nicaragua's "April 19 movement" operated: violent insurgents occupied universities, burnt down government buildings and pro-government activists' homes, besieged police headquarters, and tortured and even killed Sandinistas. The Catholic Church helped.

Meanwhile Western corporate media outlets and human rights organizations outlandishly portrayed the democratically elected government of President Daniel Ortega as a murderous oppressor killing moderate peaceful protesters.