The Lost Revolution
Cooper, Marc, Mother Jones
A decade after laying down their arms, the Contras and the Sandinistas are squaring off in an election that could return Daniel Ortega to power. But no matter who wins, few expect an end to Nicaragua's economic misery.
On the northern edge of Managua squats the destitute barrio of Acahualinca, a jumble of dirt paths lined by decrepit one-room shacks without running water or indoor plumbing. Here, a few miles from the heart of Nicaragua's capital, there is no commerce other than petty drug dealing. The economic center of the neighborhood is the municipal garbage dump, a massive field of waste that sprawls across 100 acres. On this afternoon in early June, a line of diesel trucks …
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Publication information: Article title: The Lost Revolution. Contributors: Cooper, Marc - Author. Magazine title: Mother Jones. Volume: 26. Issue: 5 Publication date: September/October 2001. Page number: 70+. © Foundation for National Progress Mar/Apr 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.