There is a Spanish word for dissent, disidencia, but Wheelock did not recognize it. In 1979, neither did Ortega, and the word seems entirely missing from the Nicaraguan vocabulary.
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For the most part, one struggles to find many in the U.S. today who still carry a torch for the Sandinistas. Since I was a young man, I have believed in the Sandinistas, and the latest news from Nicaragua has only confirmed my loyalty.
On Sunday Nicaragua's voters went to the polls in an electoral event fraught with controversy. The candidacy of President Ortega was itself illegal; the Nicaraguan constitution prohibits re-election.
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