Posts Tagged ‘Daniel Ortega’

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President Ortega Grants Himself Control Of Nicaragua’s Forestry Resources

June 25, 2014

Having just put the finishing touches on a power-enhancing overhaul of the Nicaraguan constitution, President Daniel Ortega is now looking to extend control over yet another area of the country’s government apparatus: forestry administration. Read the rest of this entry ?

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Weighing The Costs And Benefits Of Nicaragua’s Mining Boom

June 25, 2014

A leading Nicaraguan environmental group is sounding the alarm over President Daniel Ortega’s cozy embrace of metals mining, an industry that has boomed in recent years and now boasts the country’s number one export product: gold. Read the rest of this entry ?

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Ortega’s Overhaul Of The Nicaraguan Constitution Is A Done Deal

June 5, 2014

Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega put the finishing touches this month on a thunderous political power play that could extend his already lengthy stay in office until 2021 – and beyond. Read the rest of this entry ?

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Daniel Ortega Reworks Nicaragua’s Constitution To His Liking

January 29, 2014

At the behest of President Daniel Ortega, Nicaragua’s Sandinista-controlled legislature is preparing to approve a series of made-to-order constitutional reforms that together amount to an overhaul of the country’s entire political system. Read the rest of this entry ?

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Oil Exploration Dirties Diplomatic Waters Between Nicaragua, Colombia

January 22, 2014

An offshore oil project has sparked a new outburst of ill will between Nicaragua and Colombia, which continue to dispute their Caribbean Sea boundary lines despite a binding ruling on the matter issued late last year by the UN’s International Court of Justice (ICJ). Read the rest of this entry ?

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Ortega Hands Nicaragua Canal Project to Untested Chinese Firm

September 16, 2013

Sticking to his grandiose promise of building an ocean-to-ocean canal through Nicaragua, President Daniel Ortega has decided to place his faith – and a huge swath of national territory – in the hands of an untested Chinese firm whose mysterious owner, telecom tycoon Wang Jing, promises nothing less than to “change the world.” Read the rest of this entry ?

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Press Freedom Under Fire In Nicaragua

September 16, 2013


Rights groups are sounding the alarm over a pair of apparent press freedom violations, both involving news photographers who – on separate occasions last month, just days apart – were prevented from completing their respective assignments after being manhandled by Nicaraguan security personnel. Read the rest of this entry ?