Back in April, Nicaragua erupted in protests calling for the ouster of President Daniel Ortega – who’s ruled the poor Central American country for 24 of the past 40 years and is widely accused of turning it into a corrupt dictatorship. His security forces responded with a brutality Dr. Josmar Briones had never seen. Human rights groups say police and pro-Ortega paramilitary groups have shot and killed more than 300 protesters – almost all of them unarmed students. “People shot in the chest, the head,” Briones recalls. “I’ll never forget it.” Briones was a neurosurgeon in Managua when the protests began. Speaking over lunch at a restaurant here in Doral, he says officials in the regime handed down an unwritten order to hospitals and clinics: Do not attend to wounded protesters; hand them over to police.
Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont is giving it another go, launching a second campaign for the White House four years after surprising Democrats with a strong bid for the party's 2016 nomination. "We began the political revolution in the 2016 campaign, and now it's time to move that revolution forward," the independent senator told Vermont Public Radio in an interview airing Tuesday morning . But this 2020 bid will undoubtedly be a very different presidential campaign than his quest for the...