Just as the polls predicted, President Daniel Ortega easily won Nicaragua’s Nov. 6 election, rolling past a fractured opposition to earn a controversial third term in office. But while the contest may have been short on suspense, it still delivered plenty of drama. In the days after the election, skirmishes between Sandinista and opposition followers resulted in a handful of deaths. Adding to the tensions are charges that the election, which the opposition so far refuses to concede, was wrought with fraud. Read the rest of this entry ?