Monday, July 12

Embattled Nicaraguan ex-president accepts 2011 nomination, could face Ortega

By: Filadelfo Aleman, The Associated Press - MANAGUA, Nicaragua - Former President Arnoldo Aleman accepted his party's nomination for president Sunday, setting up a likely showdown next year with his longtime political rival, current President Daniel Ortega.  U.S. officials who initially welcomed Aleman's election in 1997 were openly critical of him by the time he left office, alleging widespread corruption  Read more