The crisis in Nicaragua has divided the Left in the United States and throughout the Americas. Significant sectors of this international Left claim that President Daniel Ortega and Vice President Rosario Murillo represents a leftist project for Nicaragua that should be defended, and that the United States is trying to overthrow the government. This event aims to address those claims from an explicitly leftist perspective.
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Luis Carrión is a former member of the National Directorate of the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN) and leader of the UNAMOS political party (formerly the Sandinista Renovation Movement).
Margaret Randall is a feminist poet with a long history of social activism in Mexico, Cuba, and Nicaragua, as well as the United States.
Leonor Zúñiga is a prominent Nicaraguan sociologist and documentary filmmaker.
William I. Robinson is a member of the Working Group on the Nicaraguan Crisis (WGNC) and Distinguished Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
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Alejandro Velasco is executive editor of the NACLA Report on the Americas and professor of history at New York University.
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