I am often amazed at how quickly the present becomes a long gone past. Case in point: how even my news-savvy thirty-something friends know nothing of the Central American revolutions of the 1980s, and thus have no context for understanding the current insurrection against the Ortega regime in Nicaragua. Here is an excellent piece from NPR’s LatinoUSA program that will give you a lot of context, with historical and current audio, in 30 minutes.