Nicaragua's totalitarian-minded leftist government, led by Sandinista Daniel Ortega, has responded to a growing uprising against the regime by murdering journalists, brutalizing and slaughtering protesters, and terrorizing the public. According to news reports and human-rights activists, the “former” Marxist mass-murderer is also unleashing savage gangs to dispense violence on his behalf and quash the opposition. Dozens have died already. And unless Ortega decides to relinquish power peacefully, analysts expect the body count to keep rising. The chaos has regional implications, too.  

Following Nicolás Maduro’s sham reelection as president of Venezuela, economic conditions continue to worsen and more people are leaving the country to escape its misery.

To no one’s surprise, the Marxist dictator running Venezuela into the ground won a farcical reelection to a third six-year term on Sunday.


The Kellogg’s cereal plant in Maracay, Venezuela, closed Tuesday. A note taped to the fence explained why: “The current economic and social deterioration in the country has now prompted the company to discontinue operations.”

Thousands of Venezuelans fleeing unbearable conditions are fleeing to neighboring Cúcuta, Colombia, which has become overwhelmed and forced to deport some of them.

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