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On April 1, Costa Ricans returned to the polls to elect a new president in a runoff that polling suggested would be one of the closest races in their country's ... With five presidential elections remaining in 2018 and six set for 2019 in Latin America, it's likely that parties in other countries will be studying the ...

In every corner of the world, dictators are ascendant and increasingly entrenched in power. Last month, China's National People's Congress voted to abolish presidential term limits, further cementing Xi Jinping's consolidation of power. Following Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi's re-election last ...
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Mexico will see parliamentary and presidential elections on July 1. Election of the president of the largest country in LA, Brazil, are scheduled for October 7. Such super marathon of elections is held in Latin America once in 12 years. 14 countries are holding presidential elections from November 2017 up to ...
Scandalous stories leaked to foreign newspapers to swing an election in Nicaragua. ... The long arm of Russian President Vladimir Putin? ... scheme to use social media to attack the Democratic presidential candidate in the 2016 elections, Mrs Hillary Clinton, and boost Mr Donald Trump and sow discord.

Scandalous stories leaked to foreign newspapers to swing an election in Nicaragua. Millions of ... No, just a small sample of the United States' history of intervention in foreign elections. On Tuesday .... “It's not just apples and oranges,” said Kenneth Wollack, president of the National Democratic Institute.
Similarly, Bolivian President Evo Morales, during a conversation in La Paz shortly after his first inauguration in 2006, told me: “I respect and admire ... Before his presidential campaign in 2007, I interviewed Ortega in Managua, Nicaragua. ... Maduro now intends to hold presidential elections on April 22.
The history of the U.S. government intervening in Nicaragua since 1912 followed by a CIA-orchestrated covert war that began after the Nicaraguan Revolution of 1979 involved acts of terrorism and a ..... Ortega lost the 1990 presidential election to Violeta Barrios de Chamorro, with some help from the CIA.
This past Sunday's election showed a profound change in Costa Rica's political map and the popular response to the country's marginalized areas. ... An example of this can be seen in the vote for presidential ballots in the central canton of Alajuela, where the PAC triumphed only in one district, the central, ...
Venezuela and Nicaragua have abolished term limits and their elected presidents now rule as dictators. Two other countries are question-marks. ... to set aside term limits. Both rule as autocrats. Even so, in Bolivia Evo Morales, a successful president since 2006, may struggle to win an election due in 2019.
The revolutionary government lasted a decade in power, then lost the elections to opposition leader Violeta Barrios de Chamorro, who replaced Daniel Ortega as president of Nicaragua in 1990. In the 2006 general election, Daniel Ortega (the eternal candidate of the FSLN for the presidency) was reelected ...
The 2011 Nicaraguan presidential election saw yet another “victory” for the leftist leader in which international electoral observers, again, declared electoral “irregularities.” Ahead of his 2016 re-election, Ortega took it a step further and appointed his wife as his vice president, even though Article 147 of the ...
After the revolution, Manafort cadged some business from former minions of the ousted president, the ones who hadn't needed to run for their lives. But he ... In 2006, the U.S. State Department had revoked Deripaska's visa, reportedly out of concern over his ties to organized crime (which he has denied).
Elections: Daniel Ortega, of the Frente Sandinista de Liberacion Nacional (FSLN), took office for a five-year term in January 2007, following elections in November 2006. Mr Ortega's FSLN party won 38 seats in the 92-member legislature in the elections. The next elections for the presidency and National ...
Ever since the former guerrilla leader Daniel Ortega won election for a new term as president of Nicaragua in 2006, he has faced renewed hostility from the ... Most recently, his critics focussed their attention on the arrangements for last November's municipal elections, in which Sandinista mayors were ...
Thus during the Sadinistas revolution in Nicaragua, Washington used Honduras as a support base for a counter-revolution. Under the direction of John Negroponte, the US embassy in Tegucigalpa has become the headquarters for the Nicaraguan “contras” and their death squads. In this perspective, the ...

Outgoing Chilean President Michelle Bachelet's visit to Cuba earlier this week was a disgrace to her legacy as a democratic leader. But what's worse ... Even Bachelet's first term in office, from 2006 to 2010, was marked by pragmatism and good economic policies. ... 17 elections and will take office in March.
Brazil braced for presidential elections with former president 'Lula' De Silva leading the polls; Peru has been divided by the controversial presidential .... in its internal affairs, supported Nicaragua's successes in fighting drug trafficking and organized crime, rejected post-election repression in Honduras, ...
US support for the corrupt election in Honduras continues its history of obstructing the country's democracy. ..... surprised no one: “We congratulate President Juan Orlando Hernandez on his victory in the November 26 presidential elections, as declared by the Honduran Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE).”.
But things began to change in Honduras in 2006. President Manuel Zelaya came from the oligarchy but started to initiate changes benefiting the poor. He called for real land reform, raising the minimum wage and he questioned the need for US military bases. That was too much. In June 2009, President ...
Opposition supporters dance and wave flags during a protest over a contested presidential election with allegations of electoral fraud in Tegucigalpa, ... The US Ambassador to Honduras, John Negroponte, oversaw the mercenary army attacking Nicaragua and the emergence of death squads in El ...
The Bolivian president is looking to Argentina and Ecuador to convince himself that the "process of change" depends only on him. .... is the fact that the opposition is in a position to fight in battles which were unthinkable a few years ago – potentially, that is, for presidential elections are, of course, special.
President Jimmy Carter … invoked America's moral superiority to attack an old rival [Russia] at a moment when America's luster in the world had been severely .... With the Russian presidential elections scheduled for March 2018, it is clear that the Kremlin will seek to use all the means at its disposal to censor dissent, ...
Six countries—Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Paraguay—have taken up the issue of reelection in the last three years, with ... rights and therefore unconstitutional, clearing the way for President Evo Morales to run for a fourth consecutive, five-year term in 2019 presidential elections.
Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega, who has held power since 2006, saw his far-left party sweep the 2017 municipal elections. ... The 2011 Nicaraguan presidential election saw yet another “victory” for the leftist leader in which international electoral observers, again, declared electoral “irregularities.”.
Nicaragua might also experience difficulties as well as the government of President Ortega is forced to respond to the declining economic situation in the ... the unipolar dominance that's creeped back into the hemisphere, and they both come down to next year's presidential elections in Mexico and Brazil.
In Nicaragua, we heard more eye-opening stories from the youth there. They told us about the Somoza family dictatorship, how corrupt it was, and how they came to power through U.S. Marines. They also told us about the death of Cesar Sandino who fought for Nicaraguan independence but was killed by ...
Opposition supporters dance and wave flags during a protest over a contested presidential election with allegations of electoral fraud in Tegucigalpa, .... The US Ambassador to Honduras, John Negroponte, oversaw the mercenary army attacking Nicaragua and the emergence of death squads in El ...
This week, the country's highest court overruled the constitution, scrapping term limits altogether for every office. Morales can now run for a fourth term in 2019 – and for every election thereafter. Morales, 58 – an Aymara former coca grower – was elected in 2006. The country's first indigenous president, his ...
Mr Morales, who has been president since 2006, solemnly declared that the decision “guarantees democratic continuity”, forgetting that too much continuity subverts democracy. The term ... Daniel Ortega, who governs Nicaragua without effective opposition, has arranged to run repeatedly for re-election.
In 1996, Ramirez ran for president as leader of a democratic leftist party he founded, and — after losing that election — quit his political career to become a full-time writer ... A senior OAS official told me that, "While Nicaragua's recent municipal elections may have been deficient, they were not fraudulent.".
Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega, who has held power since 2006, saw his far-left party sweep the 2017 municipal elections. ... The 2011 Nicaraguan presidential election saw yet another “victory” for the leftist leader in which international electoral observers, again, declared electoral “irregularities.”.
The President also delivered a few campaign-style zingers—like his ... The line is sure to become part of U.N. lore—along with the Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega's ... the day after George W. Bush's 2006 U.N. speech, “The devil came ... countries with a litany of his achievements since Election Day.
Bolivia's President Evo Morales arrived late Tuesday, while First Vice ... the morning to join Nicaraguan President and Vice President Daniel Ortega and Rosario ... emphasizing his support for the elections that will be held later this month in ... The Sandinistas returned to power in 2006 and Ortega has been ...
Recent elections in Mexico have witnessed three political parties assume a prevailing role: The Institutional Revolutionary Party (Partido ...
Russia's President Vladimir Putin (2nd L) speaks to Nicaragua's President ... For nearly two months, Nicaraguan officials have used a satellite station set up ... Ortega returned to office in 2006, and Russia acknowledged the victory with ... alleged interference in the U.S. presidential election in November, the ...
IRI president George Folsom, for example, would commend “the Venezuelan ... Finally, in Nicaragua, once again, USAID continued to work with ... Ortega, from returning to power in the November 2006 presidential elections. ... for the receipt of election and other financial assistance to bolster chances for a ...
... the left-wing leader, won a third consecutive presidential term. ... "We continue to press the Nicaraguan government to uphold ... Broad Front for Democracy (FAD) called the elections a "farce". ... decision-making with Mr Ortega and could become president if her 70-year-old husband were to bow out.
... down to a minimum. The military officers staged the coup because they said presidential elections less than three weeks ago were manipulated by a corrupt minority.
FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2016 file photo, Virginia businessman Philip Zodhiates leaves U.S. District Court in Buffalo, N.Y., where he was on trial for international parental kidnapping and conspiracy.
But even if Russia was behind the leaks and/or other actions which embarrassed Hillary's campaign, it is not only Trump and his supporters who are skeptical (and justifiably so) of the more far-reaching allegations of Russian influence on the 2016 ...
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... Netherlands: The identity election 04:42. (CNN) The 48-hour countdown to the Dutch elections has begun. ... Before moving to the Netherlands with her parents at 15, she lived in Botswana, Nicaragua, Burkina Faso and Kenya. Upon her arrival, she ...
We meet at Wanaka's Cafe Gusto (where he has an account and I suspect is his proxy office) a few days after the inveterate traveller returned from an 11-week trip through Nicaragua. "I'm getting the ... (brother Nigel is president of the New Zealand ...
Back in 1972, when operatives of President Richard Nixon's re-election campaign were caught breaking into the offices of the Democratic National Committee in Washington's Watergate complex.
FILE - In this April 29, 2007 file photo, Haiti's President Rene Preval, far right, poses for a group photo with, from left to right, Nicaragua's President Daniel Ortega, Cuba's Vice President Carlos Lage, Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez, Bolivia's ...
Those in Washington who have made a career of government and leak classified information need to take their place next to Robert Hanssen, Aldrich Ames and Nidal Hassan.
MEXICO CITY (AP) - A Roman Catholic priest and noted poet who once served in Nicaragua's Sandinista government is claiming that the party is persecuting him, after he was hit with an $800,000 judgment in a lawsuit.


 

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