Saturday, July 10

How Left and Right Are Uniting Against Ortega

By TIM ROGERS/MANAGUA  ( -Nicaragua's President Daniel Ortega may be the most divisive figure in Nicaragua's recent history, but since his unexpected return to power in 2007, he has promised reconciliation. To that end, he has surrounded himself with a motley crew of former political and religious adversaries who now pledge allegiance to his government. But despite the rhetoric of rapprochement, the aging revolutionary's obsession with maintaining his own power has pushed the country back towards violent polarization.  Read more