The Nicaraguan government’s expulsion of U.S. citizens—linked loosely to the military—found fertile ground in the country’s popular opinion. Surveys by LAPOP demonstrate high levels of distrust in Nicaragua toward the U.S. military—especially among those who support Ortega.
After his prompt, unexpected and unceremonial removal from Nicaragua, while there to conduct research on the transoceanic canal, Evan Ellis reflects on the events and what they mean for Nicaraguan democracy and U.S.-Nicaraguan relations.
In Managua to conduct research on the planned Nicaraguan pan-isthmian canal, our regular contributor, R. Evan Ellis, was unceremoniously shown the exit after less than 24 hours. A professional, detailed scholar—as well as a great guy—why didn’t the Nicaraguan government want him there?
A snapshot of the World Bank’s data on financial inclusion in Latin America.