Nicaraguan leader Daniel Ortega has been re-elected, setting the stage for his third consecutive term - but this time accompanied by his wife as vice president.
Mon, 07 Nov, 2016
Daniel Ortega was sworn in for his third five-year term as president of Nicaragua, shrugging off opposition complaints his re-election was illegal and vowing to govern with moderation.
Wed, 11 Jan, 2012
Nicaraguan president and one-time Sandinista revolutionary Daniel Ortega was re-elected in a landslide, according to results released today, overcoming a constitutional limit on re-election and reports of voting problems.
Tue, 08 Nov, 2011
Leftist Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega appears to have won the right to seek re-election in 2011, though opponents call the decision illegal and are vowing to fight it.
Wed, 21 Oct, 2009
A standoff between supporters of Nicaragua’s left-wing ruling party and its opponents wounded eight on the outskirts of the capital Managua as conflict over alleged voter fraud turned violent.
Mon, 17 Nov, 2008
A summit of Latin American leaders aimed at cooling Colombia’s growing border crisis turned into an angry showdown today, with the president of Colombia accusing his Ecuadorian counterpart of having been financed by Colombian rebels.
Fri, 07 Mar, 2008
Nicaraguan president Daniel Ortega says he is breaking off relations with Colombia over the country’s raid on a guerrilla base in Ecuador.
Sandinista leader Daniel Ortega, a former Marxist revolutionary who fought US-backed insurgents in the 1980s, has won presidential elections in Nicaragua.
Wed, 08 Nov, 2006
Leftist Sandinista leader Daniel Ortega had a strong lead over four other candidates after a Nicaragua election that could return the leftist to power 16 years after a US-backed rebellion helped force him from office.
Mon, 06 Nov, 2006
Daniel Ortega has told Nicaraguans he is not the same revolutionary the US once tried to overthrow.
Sun, 05 Nov, 2006
Nicaragua’s Congress has voted to approve a bill banning all abortions, including those that could save a mother’s life.
Fri, 27 Oct, 2006
Alfredo Stroessner, the canny anti-communist general who ruled Paraguay with a blend of force, guile and patronage for 35 years before his ousting in 1989, died in exile today. He was 93.
Wed, 16 Aug, 2006
The United States suspended all assistance to Nicaragua’s judiciary yesterday, a day after the Supreme Court warned America to stay out of its business, the US Embassy in Managua announced in a written statement.
Sat, 29 Nov, 2003
The first official results of yesterday’s presidential election in Nicaragua showed the governing Liberal party’s candidate Enrique Bolanos headed for a victory over Daniel Ortega of the Sandinista National Liberation Front.
Mon, 05 Nov, 2001
Eleven years after he lost power in an election, former Sandinista leader Daniel Ortega ran a strong chance to regain the presidency in elections in Nicaragua today despite US efforts to dent his campaign.
Sun, 04 Nov, 2001
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