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Nicaragua's Ortega poised for re-election win
| 6 November 2011
| Miguel Angel Gutierrez and Ivan Castro
Posted on 11/06/2011 4:58:46 PM PST by GenePA_762
MANAGUA (Reuters) - Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega, a former Marxist guerrilla leader, looks likely to win re-election on Sunday after heavy social spending won him strong support among the country's poor.
Ortega has overseen a period of economic progress in his five years in power, backed by financial aid from his socialist ally in Venezuela, President Hugo Chavez.
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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: castro; chavez; coldwar2; communism; cuba; hugochavez; nicaragua; ortega; russia; sandinistas; venezuela
Building Chavismo one election at a time.
They will deserve the crash they will get.
posted on 11/06/2011 5:05:01 PM PST
(The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
Back in the day, the US would fix such an election in Central America.
posted on 11/06/2011 5:16:58 PM PST
(In Rick Perry's Nanny State, the state will drive your kids to the dentist at tax payer expense)
What do you think Jimmy Carter and friends are doing?
posted on 11/06/2011 5:45:16 PM PST
(Americans now owe more on student loans than on credit cards.)
Like Shaw said, the people who rob Peter to pay Paul can always count on the support of Paul.
...looks likely to win re-election on Sunday after heavy social spending won him strong support among the country's poor.
Gee, I wonder if Obama will try the same strategy.
posted on 11/06/2011 7:13:30 PM PST
("Better be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own." -- Aesop)
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