An anti-government demonstrator fires a homemade mortar during a march against President Daniel Ortega and the release of all political prisoners during a march in Leon, Nicaragua, Saturday, July 28, 2018. Simultaneous marches of supporters of President Daniel Ortega and those opposed to his government have passed through the streets of the capital without incident. The larger of the two marches was in support of the Roman Catholic Church and its bishops who are trying to mediate a conflict. (AP Photo/Alfredo Zuniga)

What’s Left in Nicaragua after Ortega

The US is the world’s hegemon, imposing global neoliberalism. The Ortega government in Nicaragua has been targeted by the hegemon precisely because it has not served as an unquestioning client state.