Saturday, November 5

Nicaragua's election day arrives amid tension, violence

Monsters and  Managua - Nicaraguans prepared to vote Sunday, as protests over alleged mismanagement of the election erupted into violence, even before polls had opened.  Local media reported that supporters of the opposition alliance PLI-UNE, who hope to unseat President Daniel Ortega in the vote, fought with Ortega sympathizers Saturday in at least three municipalities in the northern provinces of Matagalpa and Nuevo Segovia.  Read more