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Former Newsweek photographer Bill Gentile and Pulitzer-winning Boston Globe columnist Randolph Ryan returned to Nicaragua in December 2002 to locate some of the villagers, soldiers, and politicians they photographed and interviewed during the contra war of the 1980s. This video by Peter Raymont—a sequel to his earlier documentary The World Is Watching, which examined the electronic news media's role in shaping the conflict—shows how, once Daniel Ortega's left-wing government was defeated at the polls in 1990, the media quickly shifted attention to the next hot spot, abandoning Nicaragua to its endemic poverty and corruption. 82 min.

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