Gringo Land Speculators In Nicaragua Are Sandinista Apologists
I know of several Nicaraguans colleagues that will NOT retire in Nicaragua. They already experienced the chaos and confiscations of the sandinistas .They will not lose the nest eggs that cost them sweat, blood, and lots of tears.
One of these friends bought a large estancia in Uruguay for a fraction of the cost of Nicaragua's overpriced real estate, and without the headaches of fearing that your land will be confiscated or occupied by sandinista thugs in the middle of the night.
My beef with gringo land speculators is long standing. No, I did not get swindled, as I would not buy anything from these scum.
These people have no scruples. They destroy communities in the long run long after they have repatriated their profits. In Nicaragua it is common knowledge that these amoral folks pay protection money to the sandinistas at all levels. Many of them do business with them and serve as strawmen. Because they have to rely on sandinista protection and patronage for their activities they essentially become their apologists.
If you do not pay protection to the sandinistas particularly when you are a participant in certain land transactions, suddenly the DGI, MARENA, and the local mayor will start giving you trouble. "agrieved workers" will take over and loot your place, ad nauseam.
The speculators routinely pay hush money to the media and individual journalists to avoid the spotlight of their activities. It is all a cost of doing business.