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The Peasant Farmer Who Stood Up to the President of Nicaragua

The Peasant Farmer Who Stood Up to the President of Nicaragua

Francisca Ramírez, the head of the peasant movement that is leading the fight against the construction of an inter-oceanic canal in Nicaragua, which has made her a victim of harassment by the administration of Daniel Ortega. Credit: Luis Martínez/IPS TODAY NICARAGUA – MANAGUA (IPS) – The unequal battle that small farmer Francisca Ramírez is waging […]

President Ortega Highlights Chavez’s Legacy in Latin America

President Ortega Highlights Chavez’s Legacy in Latin America

In this undated photo we have Hugo Chaves (left) and Daniel Ortega in triumph. TODAY NICARAGUA (Prensa Latina) Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega on Sunday highlighted the impact of the revolutionary work of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on Latin America, on the 4th anniversary of his death. “Chavez (1954-2013) lives in all Latin America, he liberated […]

In Nicaragua, President, VP Are Husband and Wife

In Nicaragua, President, VP Are Husband and Wife

President Ortega positions his wife Rosario Murillo to become president if he leaves office before his term is out. TODAY NICARAGUA (Managua) Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega officially began his third successive (fourth overall) term on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 this time with his wife as vice president as he tightens his decade-long grip over one […]

“Fidel Backed The Just and Noble Causes”: Ortega At Fidel Castro Memorial Service

“Fidel Backed The Just and Noble Causes”: Ortega At Fidel Castro Memorial Service

Daniel Ortega speaking at the memorial service for Fidel Castro in La Havana Tuesday night TODAY NICARAGUA NEWS – In an unscripted and with the aid of Raul for the exact dates, Nicaragua President Daniel Ortega gave an emotional speech at the memorial service for Fidel Castro in La Havana on Tuesday night. In perhaps […]

Ortega Re-elected, Gets His Third Consecutive Term!

Ortega Re-elected, Gets His Third Consecutive Term!

The power couple: President Daniel Ortega (r) and vice president-elect, Rosario Murillo (Today Nicaragua) The president of Nicaragua, Daniel Ortega, won his third consecutive term in the Sunday general elections, with 71.3% of votes, according to the first official count, while opposition leaders ask questions about the alleged ‘massive’ voter abstention. The preliminary counts of […]

Daniel and Rosario Nicaragua’s Power Couple

Daniel and Rosario Nicaragua’s Power Couple

Some 3.8 million Nicaraguans were called to vote for Sunday’s election. Opposition estimates up to 80% didn’t vote. (Today Nicaragua) Despite a ‘massive’ abstention, threats and harassment at election centres, some centres staying open past the 6:00pm closing time, Nicaragua has voted. And though the official results aren’t in at the time of this post, […]

If Only One Nicaraguan Showed Up To Vote, Who Would Win? Rosario

If Only One Nicaraguan Showed Up To Vote, Who Would Win? Rosario

TICO BULL by Rico – While global attention is on the elections in the United States, a very important election is going on next door today: Nicaraguans are voting, rather, not voting, for Daniel Ortega. But the results will be the same as is the past several elections, Daniel Ortega will be re-elected Rosario Murilo […]

Nicaragua Votes Today

Nicaragua Votes Today

President Daniel Ortega and Nicaragua’s First Lady, Rosario Murillo, head to the polls today, to be elected President and Vice-President. (Today Nicaragua) MANAGUA: Nicaragua’s first couple, President Daniel Ortega and his wife Rosario Murillo, easily lead the field ahead of elections today, Sunday that look likely to extend their rule over one of the poorest […]

A Real-Life ‘House of Cards’ in Nicaragua

A Real-Life ‘House of Cards’ in Nicaragua

(NY Times) MANAGUA, Nicaragua — She started out as a teenage mother working as a newspaper secretary, then spent decades of revolution, conflict, power and public scandal at the side of one of the region’s most influential men. Rosario Murillo greeted supporters in 2014 in Managua, Nicaragua. Credit Esteban Felix/Associated Press Now the first lady […]

Venezuelan economic aid to Nicaragua down 10.9% first half 2016

Venezuelan economic aid to Nicaragua down 10.9% first half 2016

The president of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro (left) and Daniel Ortega (right) of Nicaragua (Today Nicaragua) Venezuela’s oil loan-centered cooperation with its traditional ally Nicaragua fell by 10.9% during the first half of 2016 as compared to the same period last year, reported Monday the Central Bank of Nicaragua (BCN). Such drop followed a 43.8% decrease […]

Electoral Process in Nicaragua Advances Faultless

Electoral Process in Nicaragua Advances Faultless

(Today Nicaragua) The electoral process in Nicaragua is advancing smoothly after completing the registration of the parties´ representatives to ensure the openness of the general elections on November 6th. According to Roberto Rivas, president of the Supreme Electoral Council (CSE), the 4,308 polling stations represent the administrative units in which the country is divided, seeking […]

Nicaragua and Venezuela: Latin American Dictatorships that Refuse to Die

Nicaragua and Venezuela: Latin American Dictatorships that Refuse to Die

(Q24N) The regime of Daniel Ortega in Nicaragua took the final step on its way toward dictatorship when it removed 28 opposition congressmen from office on July 29. Moreover, the country’s electoral body rubber-stamped Ortega’s plan to run for what could be his fourth presidency and third consecutive term. This time, his running mate is […]

Has A Dictatorship Started in Nicaragua?

Has A Dictatorship Started in Nicaragua?

By Byron Rodríguez Palacios, Panampost.com – Both Nicaragua and its current President Daniel Ortega are very complicated topics to discuss these days. What exactly is Danielismo? Kenneth E. Lawrence Morris’ book titled “Unfinished Revolution” does a good job of answering that question. It gave me a broader and deeper picture of Daniel Ortega Saavedra, whom […]

Why we should care that Nicaragua is becoming a dictatorship (again)

Why we should care that Nicaragua is becoming a dictatorship (again)

by Tim Rogets, Fusion.net – When Daniel Ortega was re-elected president in 2006, I cheered for Nicaragua. When he sidestepped the constitution to get himself re-elected in 2011, I worried for Nicaragua. And now that Ortega is consolidating dynastic rule by making his wife his 2016 running mate in their bid to rule the country […]

Nicaragua’s President Daniel Ortega Governs In The Style Of East Germany

Nicaragua’s President Daniel Ortega Governs In The Style Of East Germany

(QCostarica) Without any political opposition, the ruling Frente Sandinista de Liberación Nacional (FSLN) is the only party that controls the country, the critics accusing President Daniel Ortega of governing in the old style of the former East Germany, formerly the German Democratic Republic or GDR, says the La Prensa in Nicaragua. On Friday, Nicaragua’s top […]

Raul Castro Sends Message for Anniversary of Sandinista Revolution

Raul Castro Sends Message for Anniversary of Sandinista Revolution

  Archives photo of Daniel Ortega (left) and Raul Castro (right( Cuban President, Raul Castro, stressed in a message the process of revolutionary changes carried out in Nicaragua to benefit the people and especially the poor. In a letter read by Cuban First Vice President, Miguel Diaz-Canel, addressed to President, Daniel Ortega, and the Nicaraguan […]

Nicaragua’s Claim Of Costa Rica Island Is “An Act Of Thuggery”, Says Political Analyst

Nicaragua’s Claim Of Costa Rica Island Is “An Act Of Thuggery”, Says Political Analyst

Nicaragua president, Daniel Ortega, is back at it again, his administration once again making claims on Costa Rican territory, this time the Isla Bolaños, a tiny piece of land in the Bahia Salinas, located in the Pacific ocean, at the northern end of the Guanacaste province, which clearly belongs to Costa Rica. Experts believe the […]

Daniel Ortega Named FSLN Presidential Candidate In November Elections

Daniel Ortega Named FSLN Presidential Candidate In November Elections

  Nicaragua president Daniel Ortega. File photo TODAY NICARAGUA – During the sixth Congreso Sandinista Nacional “Comandante Tomás Borge Martínez”, Daniel Ortega was proclaimed as candidate for the Frente Sandinista de Liberacion Nacional (FSLN)to the general elections of  November 6. The congress, composed of 1910 FSLN recognized the leadership of Ortega and proposed and appointed […]

Nicaragua President Meets With Diego Maradona

Nicaragua President Meets With Diego Maradona

(TODAY NICARAGUA) President of Nicaragua, Daniel Ortega, received in his office the Argentine world soccer star Diego Armando Maradona, who is visiting this Central American country since the weekend. The meeting took place late on Monday, according to official media. Maradona had previously done a tour of Managua, and published images in his official account […]

Nicaragua’s President Daniel Ortega Shows His Dark Side

Nicaragua’s President Daniel Ortega Shows His Dark Side

TODAY NICARAGUA (La Prensa) The executive secretary of the Nicaraguan Association for Human Rights (Asociación Nicaragüense Pro Derechos Humanos – ANPDH). Alvaro Leiva, reaffirms the position of the government of Daniel Ortega’s position in the breach of human rights in the case of the Cubans stranded in Costa Rica. “That was already known by the […]

Nicaragua Bans US Senator From Traveling To The Country

Nicaragua Bans US Senator From Traveling To The Country

TODAY NICARAGUA (OnPolitics.com) Nicaragua may be a popular spot for eco-tourism, but President Daniel Ortega says Sen. Marco Rubio or Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen aren’t welcome in the Central American country. But neither Florida Republican seems fazed by Ortega’s decision to ban Rubio and Ros-Lehtinen from traveling to Nicaragua. “Just like they (U.S. officials) have their […]