For John, BLUF: In Nicaragua we have had over one hundred deaths from political violence. Nothing to see here; just move along.
From Counter Punch, by Celina Stien-della Croce, 6 July 2018.
The paragraphs tend to be long, so no extract. The sum of the story is that the United States is messing in elections in Latin America, especially, in this case, Nicaragua and Venezuela. I am shocked. I thought only Putin's Russia did this sort of thing.
Perhaps the real scandal of the 2016 election is that the US Government did so little to counter Russian election meddling and then did so much to cover it up.
In the mean time, we should not underestimate the power of Socialism to damage nations and bring about the fall of governments.
Regards — Cliff