Tuesday Seminar on Latin American Studies (via Zoom)


Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 12:00pm to 2:00pm


Online Only

"Nicaragua’s Collapse into Dictatorship"

Attend this event via Zoom (advance registration required)


Gioconda Belli, Nicaraguan author, novelist and poet.

Mateo Jarquin, Assistant Professor of History, Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, Chapman University.

Emilia Yang, PhD Candidate in Media Arts and Practice, University of Southern California, Los Angeles.

Carlos Fernando Chamorro, Independent investigative journalist; founder and editor, Confidencial.

Guest Moderator:

Kai Thaler, Assistant Professor of Global Studies, Department of Global Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara.


Paola Ibarra

Presented in collaboration with Weatherhead Center for International Affairs.

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In the months prior to the 2021 presidential election, Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega arrested or barred all his main rivals, establishing a level of autocracy not seen since the 1970s. How did Nicaragua plunge this far into dictatorship? What are the prospects for re-democratization?