Daniel Ortega won his fourth straight victory in what was widely seen as a hoax.
For some, Daniel Ortega ruthlessly crushed all dissent in Nicaragua.
He was elected president for a fourth straight time last November after jailing opposition candidates and barring international observers and journalists from entering the country.
But his supporters say he is resisting bullying from the West.
The new U.S. and European Union sanctions came just before Ortega was sworn in at a ceremony attended by allies including Russia, Venezuela and China.
So what is there to prepare now for one of the poorest countries in Central America?
host: Muhammad Jaime
Danny Shaw – Professor of Latin American and Caribbean Studies, City University of New York
Jairo Lugo-Ocando – Director of Executive Education and Postgraduate Studies, Northwestern University, Qatar
Michael Shifter – Chair of Dialogue of the Americas