Supporters of the Sandinista Renovation Movement, or MRS, protest against the Supreme Electoral Council's decision to invalidate the MRS as a political party in Managua, June 20, 2008. The Supreme Electoral Council said the MRS, which broke away from the ruling Sandinista Front in the 1990s, had failed to meet a deadline for naming party representatives in all of the country's electoral districts. Esteban Felix | AP

Max Blumenthal: Nicaragua’s ‘Left-Wing’ Opposition MRS Lobbies the West for Regime Change

The Sandinista Renovation Movement (Movimiento Renovador Sandinista – MRS) is the intellectual, left-sounding arm of reactionary politics in Nicaragua. Its popular base is minuscule, but it has been adept at courting Western support.