NACLA Update 07/23/09 - Chile Elections / Memories of Nicaragua

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Independent Candidate Challenges Chilean Political Establishment
by Jason Tockman

For the first time since Chile's return to democracy, the country's ruling political coalition may lose the presidency. The centrist "Concertación" coalition is being challenged from both the left and the right, facing perhaps its toughest electoral battle yet. A relative newcomer to Chile's political scene has shaken things up: Socialist Party Congressman Marco Enríquez-Ominami, a breakaway Concertación candidate.
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Nicaragua: Memories of the 1979 Final Offensive
by Katherine Hoyt

Thirty years ago, the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN) succeeded in removing from power the Somoza family, one of Latin America's most corrupt and violent dictatorships. In the last months of combat, the FSLN launched its final offensive against the regime. Hoyt recalls her personal experiences in Matagalpa during the final months of the Sandinista insurrection.
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