Archive for July, 2010

h1

Nicaragua: Ortega And Fractured Opposition Locked In Political Scrum

July 9, 2010

Authorities in Nicaragua have agreed on a pair of personnel changes that could coax the country’s Asamblea Nacional (AN), stalemated for months because of efforts by President Daniel Ortega of the Frente Sandinista de Liberación Nacional (FSLN) to sidestep the Constitution and seek re-election, back into gear. Read the rest of this entry ?

h1

Nicaragua’s Daniel Ortega: Choosing Friends, Picking Fights

July 9, 2010

Nicaragua drew a rare pat on the back from the international community last month when it declared itself free of the nearly 180,000 landmines left scattered about after the country’s bloody contra war (1981-1990). Read the rest of this entry ?

h1

Falklands “Black Gold” Rush Muddies Latin America’s Diplomatic Waters

July 9, 2010

A long-forecast “black-gold” rush appears to be underway around South America’s Falkland Islands/Islas Malvinas even as the rest of the world, shocked by an unfathomable ecological disaster unfolding in North America’s Gulf of Mexico, slowly wakes up to the risks of off-shore oil drilling. Read the rest of this entry ?