Back on the mainland, protests in Managua (Drive Day 81 minus 14 years)
There’s a CAFTA trade meeting underway in the capitol when we return and hundreds of cops and military soldiers line the streets in full riot gear. At least 1,500 marchers, mostly farmers and students, rally against provisions in the trade deal that will undermine their meager livings. As usual, astounding artistry pierces through the smoke and fury.
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