Friday, April 16

Nicaragua opposition hits supreme court extensions

Source: - MANAGUA, Nicaragua — The opposition Liberal Constitutionalist party accused President Daniel Ortega of usurping power Wednesday by issuing a decree extending the terms of two Supreme Court justices whose terms have ended. The two justices are sympathetic to Ortega's leftist Sandinista party. Ortega has depended on the highly politicized court for rulings like one by pro-Sandinista justices in October that overruled constitutional term limits to allow Ortega to run for a second consecutive term. Read More