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Nicaraguan Campesinos Tell Ortega To Take His Canal And Shove It

Fusion | Wilfredo Miranda | Posted 06.15.2015 | World

JUIGALPA, Nicaragua -- Under the blue and white flag of Nicaragua and homemade banners accusing the president of selling out the country, some 10,...

Disidencia Herejía

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 05.17.2014 | Politics
Reese Schonfeld

There is a Spanish word for dissent, disidencia, but Wheelock did not recognize it. In 1979, neither did Ortega, and the word seems entirely missing from the Nicaraguan vocabulary.

Another Reform Consolidates Sandinistas' Power

AP | LUIS MANUEL GALEANO | Posted 01.30.2014 | Latino Voices

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Nicaragua's congress has approved a military reform that allows President Daniel Ortega's military chief of staff to remai...

Daniel Ortega Could Be President Of Nicaragua For Life

AP | Posted 01.29.2014 | Latino Voices

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Nicaraguan lawmakers have approved constitutional changes that would allow President Daniel Ortega to be re-elected indefi...

This Leader Wants No Limit On His Presidential Term

AP | LUIS MANUEL GALEANO | Posted 11.07.2013 | Latino Voices

MANAGUA, Nicaragua -- MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Nicaraguan lawmakers on Wednesday began studying a proposal by President Daniel Ortega to remove an ...

Snowden Saga: By Employing Big Stick, Obama Has Emboldened Latin Left

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 09.05.2013 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

If Obama's underlying objective was to intimidate Latin American nations over the Snowden affair, his strategy has colossally backfired. Indeed, much to the chagrin of the White House, Latin nations have rallied to Snowden's defense.

'A Regional Brotherhood' Through Trade

AP | Posted 08.30.2013 | Latino Voices

MANAGUA, Nicaragua — Heads of state of Petrocaribe nations have ended a summit in Nicaragua with agreements to promote a regional economic bloc ...

China Signs Canal Agreement With Nicaragua

AP | Posted 07.28.2014 | Latino Voices

President Daniel Ortega and Chinese businessman Wang Jing have signed an agreement giving his company the right to build a shipping channel across Nic...

China, Nicaragua and the Canal: Global Shipping with Chinese Characteristics

Daniel Wagner | Posted 08.13.2013 | World
Daniel Wagner

A Chinese company and a former Sandinista revolutionary leader (three-time and current Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega) are teaming up to revive an old idea -- create an alternative to the Panama Canal that will traverse through Nicaragua.

Will Correa Assume Chavez's Role Leading Latin American Socialism?

Daniel Wagner | Posted 03.05.2013 | World
Daniel Wagner

With Hugo Chavez having now passed, the question of who will inherit his legacy as the vanguard of 21st century socialism in Latin America is foremost in the minds of many.

In Latin America, Incumbents Strengthen Hold

AP | IAN JAMES | Posted 12.24.2012 | World

CARACAS, Venezuela — After four election wins, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is on track to completing at least 20 years in power, and suppor...

Last Living Founder Of Sandinista Movement Dies

AP | FILADELFO ALEMAN and MARJORIE MILLER | Posted 06.30.2012 | World

MANAGUA, Nicaragua — Thousands of Sandinista militants on Tuesday bid goodbye to Tomas Borge Martinez, the last surviving founder of the guerril...

Nicaragua: The Sandinista Revolution Continues!

Dan Kovalik | Posted 04.10.2012 | World
Dan Kovalik

For the most part, one struggles to find many in the U.S. today who still carry a torch for the Sandinistas. Since I was a young man, I have believed in the Sandinistas, and the latest news from Nicaragua has only confirmed my loyalty.

Ahmadinejad in Managua: WikiLeaks Reveals U.S. Fears of Nicaraguan-Iranian Rapprochement

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 03.13.2012 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

Though U.S. diplomats would like to make alarmist claims about Iran's footprint in Central America, the evidence is pretty thin. That won't stop hyperbolic statements from the Republicans and others, however, who still regard Nicaragua as a virtual U.S. enclave.

Nicaraguan President Begins Third Term, Hosts Ahmadinejad

AP | FILADELFO ALEMAN | Posted 03.11.2012 | World

MANAGUA, Nicaragua — Daniel Ortega was sworn in Tuesday for his third 5-year term as president of Nicaragua, shrugging off opposition complaints...

Daniel Ortega to Host Ahmadinejad

Joel D. Hirst | Posted 03.07.2012 | World
Joel D. Hirst

Nicaragua, historically one of the most unstable countries in a region not known for its stability, appears to have given up its fight. In a season of political activism, Nicaragua's fraudulent election has shone for its silence -- and acquiescence.

Nicaraguan President Promises 'Christian, Socialist' Path After Re-Election

AP | Posted 01.08.2012 | World

MANAGUA, Nicaragua -- Newly re-elected President Daniel Ortega said Tuesday there won't be any dramatic changes in his new administration and that he ...

Nicaragua's Ortega Headed For Reelection

AP | FILADELFO ALEMAN | Posted 01.07.2012 | World

MANAGUA, Nicaragua — President and one-time Sandinista revolutionary Daniel Ortega was re-elected in a landslide, according to results released ...

President Ordered To Stop Playing 'Stand By Me'

AP | Posted 12.06.2011 | World

MANAGUA, Nicaragua — Sony/ATV Music Publishing wants Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega to stop playing the song "Stand By Me" as part of his re...

Dear President Chavez, Prime Minister Erdogan, President Morales, and President Ortega

David Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David Harris

Each of you has been a recipient of the Muammar Al-Gaddafi International Prize for Human Rights. When you had the chance to show that you learned your lesson by returning the award, you did not.

"Revolutionary Brotherhood" -- Nicaragua's 21st Century Socialism

Joel D. Hirst | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joel D. Hirst

Roughly a year ago in Nicaragua a document surfaced, entitled "Revolutionary Brotherhood -- 21st Century Socialism." This document is purported to have been authored by the FSLN following a meeting with Hugo Chavez.

A Plea for Independent Election Monitoring in Venezuela

Maria Conchita Alonso | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Maria Conchita Alonso

Media controlled. Judiciary intimidated. Dissent stymied. All that is left to challenge Chavez is an independent legislature.

Survivor 21: Infants vs Senior Citizens: Not About Yve

Tallulah Morehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tallulah Morehead

It began with Jeff Probst's voice telling us: "This is Nicaragua: remote, mysterious, dangerous." He left out poverty-ridden (second-poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, barely beating out Haiti), oppressed, run by a powerful Marxist leader.

Why Did Jeff Probst of Survivor: Nicaragua Email Me?

Eric Volz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Eric Volz

CBS's choice of Nicaragua for this season of Survivor is a cynical ploy that will generate misinformation about the living conditions and human rights violations perpetrated in that country.

U.S. Marines to Costa Rica: What's Behind the Story?

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

Moves to bring the U.S. Navy to Costa Rica have sparked widespread suspicions that Washington is looking for a justification to remilitarize the Central American region.