RIP – Tomás Borge

Tomás Borge, the last living founding member of the Sandinista movement, has died at the age of 81. A victim of the Somoza dictatorship and a key figure in the Sandinista government from 1979-1990, Borge was no stranger to either praise nor criticism, but regardless of what one thinks of his politics, his passing marks the end of a key era and movement in Nicaraguan history, one whose effects (both positive and negative) are still felt in Nicaragua today.

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About Colin M. Snider

I have a Ph.D. in history, specializing in Latin American History and Comparative Indigenous History. My dissertation focused on Brazil. Beyond Latin America generally, I'm particularly interested in class identities, military politics, human rights, labor, education, music, and nation. I can be found on Twitter at @ColinMSnider.
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