The day M.M. traded his books for mortars and joined the masses in protesting against Nicaragua’s president, he knew he would have to leave home.
“If I go to my house I’m a dead man,” he says from the Managua campus of the National Autonomous University of Nicaragua (UNAN), now occupied by hundreds of students organizing against leftist leader Daniel Ortega.
“My father is a Sandinista; he’s a fan of that ideology. We have broken all contact,” the 25-year-old says,