Seeing as no-one else, etc, might as well do a post. Another sorry tale . In this explainer the former leftist and (over years) increasingly corrupt Ortega has long been a neo-liberal (to neo-con) and worse . It should be remembered that neighbours all round have long been as bad to worse as only El Salvador and Costa Rica have remained out of the unfortunately named 'banana republic' bracket in recent times with Honduras and Guatemala ruled by the local extreme rights and Mexico gone extremely corrupt/ultra-capitalist