Professor Quesada Gives Lecture on Student-Led Revolt in Nicaragua

Thursday, October 25, 2018

GOLDEN GATE XPRESS -- James Quesada, an SF State medical and cultural anthropology professor, discussed the Nicaraguan uprising during an October 17 anthropology department lunchtime discussion with students and faculty.

Quesada, who was in Nicaragua during the uprising, described streets filled with human blockades and manned barricades. Nicaragua’s people face a crisis as government troops clear out protest camps and roadblocks.

“We have people who have been tortured and killed in prison,” Quesada said. “We have a situation where people are hiding, and friends of mine that were part of the opposition have somewhat fled the country.”