Archive for May, 2010

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Brewing Political Storm Gathers Over Nicaragua

May 19, 2010

Bold power plays by Nicaragua’s ambitious, if not particularly popular, President Daniel Ortega of the Frente Sandinista de LiberaciĆ³n Nacional (FSLN) are pushing the country toward a full-blown political crisis that has begun to draw worried glances from abroad. Read the rest of this entry ?

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Chile: Gays Gain Ground, Still Lack Legal Protections

May 19, 2010

Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, the Pope’s top aide and Vatican secretary of state, drew the ire of gay-rights supporters the world over last month when he essentially blamed homosexuals for the Catholic Church’s well-publicized sexual-misconduct problems. Read the rest of this entry ?