Hi, for the ones who don't know, I am from a small central American country, called Nicaragua; although, geographically it's at the same time the biggest country of the region.
I remember been a 17 years old, the time the sandinistas won the presidential elections of 2007. They suppousdly won clean, by popular vote. It seems that pevious governments were a dissapointment for most people.
Some were happy, celebrating the victory of the FSLN (Frente Sandinista de Liberación Nacional: actual ruling party), others were fearfull. The party had its second chance, after it lost a tense election against the political oposition of 1990. Violeta Barrios de Chamorro won the presidency.
She became the first female president of The Americas, and she represented a new era for the country.
In resume, the FSLN knocked down 45 years of a previous dictatorship sponsored by the US, to stop the influence of marxism. The country was now a geopolitical asset for Cuba and the USSR.
What happened in 1990? How did the sandinistas lost the democratic elections?
I can only imagine they thought they were gonna be elected. That's why they didn't oppouse to it, or cancel any attemp to celebrate elections.The rest is history you can look up.
Whenever I think of 2007, my mind goes back to the moment I was in my last year of highschool. They called everyone of my classroom to a general meeting. Each one of us went to it. We were in the school gym, sitting on its benches, wanting to go home, soon as possible. Almost an hour passed, when the oficial speach started.
Previously, we were been tortured (at least I thought so) with propagandistic music of the new ruling party. The music was repetitive and loud. Honestly I suspected they were trying to brainwash my classmates and I. Since that day, at my 17 years self, I was sensing something wasn't right. I grew up with democracy. Before the FSLN returned to power, I saw the country heading to a steady development, and I also remember a functional judicial system. At 17 I started to realize things weren't gonna change for better, and that it was important for me to fulfill my academical goals, before anything goes worst. Years later, here I am.
In 2019, I finish college. What happened in all that lapse? I dropped college, changed carrier, my mom get seriously ill, I had to attend her, also a failed LDR I thought was gonna go beyond a screen.