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Though the Comptroller initially went after Rivas, the political pact sealed between Ortega and the Magistrate's protector, Cardenal Miguel Obando y Bravo, extinguished the focus of tension. Later came the 2008 electoral fraud, documented by the opposition. “It would be enough to go to the Comptroller ...
HAVANA TIMES – Daniel Ortega called him “The Somocista chaplain” after Cardinal Miguel Obando y Bravo's “parable of the snake” homily, ... This week, twenty years after those verbal duels, Nicaragua has declared the cardinal a “national hero of reconciliation and peace” via a legal initiative presented ...

Nicaraguan Unrest Mirrors Venezuela ... Protests in Nicaragua against a proposed tax hike to finance the social security system have revealed the people's disgust with President Ortega's regime. ... His former enemy, the Archbishop of Managua Cardinal Miguel Obando y Bravo, has become a close ally.
As proof of his faith, Ortega exhibits Cardinal Emeritus Miguel Obando y Bravo as his trophy in the plazas, and as his offering to the Vatican he has ordered the construction of an enormously costly museum in homage to Pope John Paul II.
He made a call to Nicaraguan families to go to polling styations to strtengthen and promoting a culture of democracy. Religious ... For his part, cardinal Miguel Obando repeated his call to the population to vote always in a peaceful and enthusiastic way.

8, 2011 file photo Nicaragua's President Daniel Ortega, center, accompanied by his wife Rosario Murillo, left, greets supporters after delivering an address to the nation in Revolution Square in Managua, Nicaragua. First lady ... At left is first lady ...
'Sandinistisch Nicaragua'. Deze twee woorden waren nauw met elkaar verbonden. In de jaren 1980 beleefde Centraal Amerika een periode van revoluties en contrarevoluties. In 1979 slaagden de sandinistische opstandelingen erin om de dictator Anastasio ...

Outside of Nicaragua, Ortega's name and image have come back into public view, as well - mostly in the opinion pages of American newspapers with an unsympathetic view of the Nicaraguan president. The Washington Post recently published an editorial ...
Critics are saying that Nicaragua's President Daniel Ortega is gradually taking control of, well, everything in the country - much like the Somozas, members of the patrician family that ran Nicaragua practically as a fiefdom in the 1960s and 70s. It ...
Others, like one to declare Cardinal Obando y Bravo (previously branded "the arch-enemy" by Ortega's revolutionary government) a national hero, are practically laughable.
In late January, Gerardo Icaza, director of the Department for Cooperation and Electoral Observation of the OAS Secretariat for the Strengthening of Democracy, responded in Almagro's name to a letter sent in November by Nicaraguan opposition political ...
Fernando Cardenal, a son of privilege who embraced Latin America's poor as a revolutionary priest and brazenly defied Pope John Paul II's order to quit Nicaragua's leftist cabinet in the 1980s, died on Feb. 20 in Managua. He was 82. ... Although the ...


 

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