Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Nicaragua: Herty Lewitzes Dies..

I should have put this on before, it is a significant event.

Presidential candidate and former Sandinista, Herty Lewitzes died on Sunday. Lewitzes was a front-runner, running ahead in some polls as of last week.

What is sad about this, is that Lewitzes was a pragmatist who had governed effectively and honestly as Mayor of Managua. In a way he presented a viable option to those sick of both the Ortega brand of Pi~ata Sandinismo, and the Liberal wings kleptocracy.