6 Nov 2006

Sandinista

"The Sandinista National Liberation Front (Frente Sandinista de Liberaci├│n Nacional) is a Nicaraguan political party founded on broad socialist principles. It led a popular revolution that in 1979 overthrew the Somoza political dynasty. Following their seizure of power, the Sandinistas ruled Nicaragua for roughly 12 years from 1979 to 1990, during which time they established democratic elections and a national constitution, among other sweeping populist reforms." Source: Sandinista National Liberation Front - Wikipedia is a good place to start to learn more about Nicaragua's history.

BBC: "Nicaragua's former leader, Daniel Ortega, is heading for victory in the country's presidential polls, having won about 40% of votes counted so far.
The one-time Marxist revolutionary is leading his conservative rival Eduardo Montealegre by seven points, results from 40% of polling stations show.
Washington has warned that Nicaragua could lose American aid if Mr Ortega - a US foe in the 1980s - is elected."
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