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Nicaragua anniversary: The regrets of ex-revolutionaries

Political repression has worsened since mass protests began last year and many have fled to Costa Rica.

Nicaragua‘s governing Sandinista party is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the revolution that toppled dictator Anastasio Somoza Debayle.

At the time, the revolution caused ripples around the world.

But amid a brutal crackdown against the opposition, some are questioning what that revolution has actually achieved.

Al Jazeera’s John Holman reports.