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  • Nicaragua opposition unites to contest legality of President Ortega's candidacy

    Nicaragua opposition unites to contest legality of President Ortega's candidacy

    The four Nicaraguan opposition parties on November's ballot will present legal challenges to President Daniel Ortega’s candidacy for a third term in office.

  • In Pictures World Water Day 2011

    Children on a raft take a seawater bath at a seaside residential area in Makassar, Indonesia, on March 22. The United Nations' World Water Day is held on March 22 every year to increase people's awareness of water's importance in environment, agriculture, health, and trade. This year's theme is 'Water for cities.'

  • Nicaragua's Daniel Ortega renominated for president, despite term limits

    Nicaragua's Daniel Ortega renominated for president, despite term limits

    Nicaragua's Daniel Ortega is finishing his second term in office, the maximum allowed under the Constitution. But on Saturday he accepted the Sandinista Party's nomination to run again.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the day 02/15

    Lionesses stand in a cage in Santa Cruz, Bolivia. With help from Bolivian government officials, 25 lions were rescued from traveling circuses in Bolivia by the nongovernmental organization Animal Defenders International. Bolivian law prohibits the use of wild animals in public performances.

  • In Pictures Sneaky smugglers

    Cocaine-stuffed Easter eggs were intercepted by customs at the Los Angeles International Airport in Dec. 2010.

  • How WikiLeaks may give Nicaragua's Daniel Ortega an upper hand with US

    How WikiLeaks may give Nicaragua's Daniel Ortega an upper hand with US

    WikiLeaks revealed that Nicaragua received 'suitcases full of cash' from Venezuela, but also showed the limitations of US intelligence-gathering in Ortega's country.

  • Fourteen under one roof

    Fourteen under one roof

    A Nicaraguan family embraces two foreign workers with laughter.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the day 11/29

    Animal rights activist Park So-youn holds stray dogs rescued from a village on Yeonpyeong Island damaged by North Korean artillery shelling, as South Korean marines stand nearby. South Korean President Lee Myung-bak labelled North Korea's artillery attack on a southern island a crime against humanity and said Pyongyang will pay the price for any further provocation. North Korea fired shells at the island off the peninsula's west coast on Tuesday, killing two civilians and two soldiers and destroying dozens of houses.

  • Nicaraguans say US turns blind eye to abuses of Daniel Ortega

    Nicaraguans say US turns blind eye to abuses of Daniel Ortega

    Nicaragua President Daniel Ortega has been accused of rigging elections, manipulating the Supreme Court, and threatening the press. Unlike during his term in the 1980s, this time Washington has other problems to deal with.

  • In Nicaragua, a return of the contras?

    In Nicaragua, a return of the contras?

    A former commando known as 'Comandante Jahob' says he is rearming a group of contras to oppose the reelection of President Daniel Ortega. Former contra leaders and ex-military intelligence tell the Monitor it would be a mistake for the military to dismiss the threat.