Daniel Ortega: Back in Pink

The palm trees lining Managua's boulevards are painted in bright fuchsia. Large banners announce that “love is stronger than hate.” The man in the TV ads has the air of a preacher, while the refrain of his theme song chants: “A united Nicaragua, headed to the Promised Land.” One might think that it was some sort of religious campaign, or maybe the marketing of a new age product. But no, it's merely the electoral campaign of Daniel Ortega, Nicaragua's former revolutionary leader.