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  • In a season when political activism has seen the overthrow of violent dictators like Gaddafi, Mubarak, and where massive street protests in Syria and Russia threaten their autocratic regimes, Nicaragua's fraudulent election has shone for its silence - and acquiescence.

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  • During the run-up to the vote, Nicaragua's Supreme Court, which Mr. Ortega's critics says he controls, allowed him to run a third term despite laws which banned it.

    U.S. Sway Clipped In Latin America

  • Ortega said he had also ordered Nicaragua's security forces not to repress protesters, though he did not say Gadhafi had done so.

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  • Nicaragua's campaign was mainly voluntary and cost only about US$ 30 per person made literate.

    Crossover Dreams: Could Haiti Benefit From a Literacy Campaign? Ask Nicaragua

  • The US saw Noriega as a handy asset in its Cold War battle against communism in Latin America and a powerful weapon against Nicaragua's leftist Sandinista regime during the contra war.

    Manuel Noriega set to return home

  • During the California gold rush ships sailed south from New York to the mouth of Nicaragua's Rio San Juan.

    Richard Bangs: Nic' of Time

  • Associated Press Sandinista guerrillas and residents of Managua pulled a statue of Anastasio Somoza, once Nicaragua's president, from its base in July 1979, marking the end of more than 40 years of rule by the Somoza family.

    As Leaders Go, So Go Their Statues

  • Several leaders who share Mr. Chávez's anti-U.S. bent, among them Nicaragua's Daniel Ortega and Cuba's Raúl Castro, touted the gathering as signaling the end to the historic legacy of U.S. intervention in Latin America.

    Regional Group Launches, but U.S. Isn't Invited

  • Nicaragua's Ortega was re-elected president in a landslide, but his main rival refused to accept the results.

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  • Since 2008, Mr. Ortega has benefited from about $500 million a year in aid—equivalent to about 7% of Nicaragua's gross domestic product—given to his government by Venezuela, according to the Nicaraguan Central Bank.

    Nicaragua's Ortega Wins in Landslide


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