Thursday, November 3

Why Nicaragua matters to the United States

The Washington Post - By Robert J. Callahan.  On Sunday, Nicaraguans will go to the polls to vote for president. If the surveys are to be believed, they will choose the incumbent, Daniel Ortega. Despite a constitutional prohibition against serving consecutive terms, he is the candidate of the Sandinista Party and the beneficiary of a ludicrous decision by his country’s highest court that ruled the prohibition was a violation of Ortega’s human rights and, at least on this count, the Constitution was unconstitutional.  Read more