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Nicaraguan university student stood guard at one of the entrances to the National Autonomous University in Managua, holding a makeshift launcher used to discharge firecrackers.

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Nicaraguan university student stood guard at one of the entrances to the National Autonomous University in Managua, holding a makeshift launcher used to discharge firecrackers.

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The Wall Street Journal


THEIR GRANDPARENTS TOPPLED A DICTATOR. NOW THEY ARE THE REVOLUTIONARIES


Text by Juan Montes


MANAGUA, Nicaragua—The children and grandchildren of Nicaraguan revolutionaries who fought alongside Daniel Ortega to topple a dictatorship four decades ago are now leading a movement to oust him from power.

The nation’s largest public university, once a stronghold of Mr. Ortega’s leftist Sandinista revolution, has become a command bunker for a student-led revolt. The government is loath to dislodge the several hundred student rebels holed up at National Autonomous University, where dozens of barricades made of paving-stone and sheet iron control access.


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A university student leader known by the pseudonym Tigrillo showed a gunshot wound he said he received during the university takeover.

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A university student leader known by the pseudonym Tigrillo showed a gunshot wound he said he received during the university takeover.

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Bottles that students used to make Molotov cocktails.

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Bottles that students used to make Molotov cocktails.

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A rebel student leader who goes by the pseudonym Comandante Tortuga stood guard this week on a university hilltop.

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A rebel student leader who goes by the pseudonym Comandante Tortuga stood guard this week on a university hilltop.

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A protestor who goes by Robocop held a makeshift firecracker launcher.

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A protestor who goes by Robocop held a makeshift firecracker launcher.

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A student rebel who calls herself Syria stood at the barricade she is in charge of inside the National Autonomous University. On the ground are the words Daniel Genocide, in reference to President Ortega.

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A student rebel who calls herself Syria stood at the barricade she is in charge of inside the National Autonomous University. On the ground are the words Daniel Genocide, in reference to President Ortega.

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