Western media coverage of Nicaragua
News from Nicaragua | Friday, 8 June 2018 |
Why has Nicaragua, a country with a stable economy and commitment to health, education, social and programmes, erupted into such deeply polarised conflict over the past month?
The Western media including the BBC and The Guardian blame the government almost entirely for the conflict.
However, John Perry who volunteers with a rural development NGO in Masaya argues that the situation is much more complex and that protesters also bear responsibility for such actions as the destruction of public buildings and businesses, road blocks manned by people with lethal weapos; and the burning down of homes of Sandinista sympathisers.