Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on July 16, 2018
4:00 – What led to the violence in Nicaragua?
We talk with a social studies teacher, going by the name of John, who has been teaching high school and raising a family in Nicaragua. He recently brought his family to his home in the United States to escape the violence.
4:40 – A Native Nicaraguan Reflects on the Violence
Elida Soloranzo was born in Nicaragua and has spent most of her life there. Over the last few decades she has witnessed the rise of the Ortega family and the violence it has caused. She joins us.
5:00 – “They are shooting at a Church” – Inside the Nicaragua Siege
On Friday afternoon pro-government militias in Nicaragua set out to crush the student rebellion at the National Autonomous University of Nicaragua. The students fled to the Church of Divine Mercy, which had been a safe place to receive medical care. Thus began a 15-hour siege in which two people were killed and at least 10 injured. Josh Partlow was there and he joins us.
5:20 – A History of the Nicaragua Unrest
Humberto Belli is an authority on Nicaraguan history and the politics that led up to the current situation. He joins us with a review of the major players and events that created the crisis the country is facing today.