Tuesday, December 14

Nicaragua approves polemic defense laws

Tico Times - In what appears to be a reaffirmation of Nicaragua's power-sharing “pacto” between President Daniel Ortega and former President Arnoldo Alemán, the two caudillos’ lawmakers and their minority party allies voted in unison yesterday to approve the polemic defense-law package that critics fear will be used to militarize the country next year and convert Ortega’s presidential chair into an autocratic throne.  Read more