Tuesday, April 20

Pro-government crowd harasses Nicaraguan congress

Source: www. google.com - (AP) MANAGUA, Nicaragua — Led by two Supreme Court justices, supporters of Nicaragua's leftist president threw rocks and fireworks at a hotel where opposition lawmakers tried to meet Tuesday to overturn a decree extending the judges' terms.

The latest chapter in a fight over the limits of President Daniel Ortega's power started earlier in the day when hundreds of people backing his Sandinista Party blocked entrances to the Congress building to keep opposition lawmkers out.  Read more