The U.S. media are peddling disinformation again. This time the right-wing American neocons are targeting Nicaragua for "regime change," and once again the media are falling in line. Daniel Ortega is falsely portrayed as a brutal dictator impoverishing the country and violently suppressing peaceful student demonstrations. But in truth, the student protestors are being indoctrinated, supported, and trained by the National Endowment for Democracy, Freedom House, and other tax-payer supported NGOs, whose mission is to spread democracy around the world, just as they did in Iraq, Libya, Ukraine and elsewhere. And Ortega has long been anathema to the powerful families known as the oligarchs. False stories are spread to whip up anger and righteous indignation against Ortega.