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Nicaragua's Looming "Second Dictatorship"

Host Brian Hanson checks the pulse of democracy in Nicaragua with researcher Ryan Berg and journalist Cindy Regidor.
Nicaraguan President and Vice President
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After nearly 20 politically motivated arrests in the last month, Nicaraguan President Ortega’s crackdown on his opposition could shake the country’s democracy. Researcher Ryan Berg and journalist Cindy Regidor join Deep Dish to explain the field for November’s presidential election and whether we’re witnessing the rise of a “second dictatorship.”

About the Experts
Senior Fellow, Americas Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies
Ryan Berg
Ryan C. Berg is senior fellow in the Americas Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. His research focuses on US-Latin America relations, authoritarian regimes, armed conflict, strategic competition, and trade and development issues.
Ryan Berg
Reporter, Confidencial Nicaragua
Cindy Regiador
Cindy Regidor is a Nicaraguan journalist and entrepreneur with more than ten years of experience in print, broadcast, and digital journalism. She currently reports from Costa Rica for Confidencial Nicaragua.
Cindy Regiador
Vice President, Studies
Council expert Brian Hanson
Brian Hanson is the Vice President of Studies at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs with expertise in policy and politics. He oversees the Council's research operations and hosts the weekly podcast, Deep Dish on Global Affairs.
Council expert Brian Hanson

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