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Enrique Pretel

Weaker Venezuela, wary U.S. will test Nicaragua's re-elected leader

Nov 07 2016

MANAGUA After clinching a third straight term by a landslide, Nicaragua's president faces headwinds from an economic crisis in financial ally Venezuela and increasingly rocky relations with top trading partner the United States.

Nicaraguan leftist Ortega storms to landslide reelection

Nov 07 2016

MANAGUA Nicaraguan leftist Daniel Ortega powered to his third consecutive term as president of the poor Central American country on Sunday, as voters cheered years of solid economic growth and overlooked criticism he is installing a family dynasty.

U.S. expresses concern over Nicaragua's 'flawed' election

Nov 07 2016

WASHINGTON/MANAGUA The United States is "deeply concerned" by the election in Nicaragua, a State Department spokesman said on Monday, a day after former Marxist guerrilla Daniel Ortega clinched a third consecutive term as president.

Nicaragua vote set to cement Ortega rule, despite autocracy fears

Nov 06 2016

MANAGUA, Nov 6 Former Marxist guerilla leader Daniel Ortega is expected to easily clinch a third consecutive term as President of Nicaragua on Sunday, buoyed by steady economic growth that has trumped fears he is trying to install autocratic family rule.

Nicaragua's good times help Ortega shrug off 'autocrat' jibes

Nov 04 2016

LA LIBERTAD, Nicaragua Ten years ago, less than a third of voters in President Daniel Ortega's mining hometown backed him, but his support has since surged here and nationally, setting him up to win a third consecutive term this week despite criticism he is autocratic.

Taboo coffee gets reappraisal amid climate, market changes

Oct 07 2016

SAN JOSE, COSTA RICA Three decades ago, Costa Rica outlawed cultivation of the robusta coffee bean in order to promote production of arabica, the variety prized by high-end roasters around the world. | Video

Panama opens canal extension amid growth risks, cost battle

Jun 27 2016

PANAMA CITY Panama opened the long-delayed $5.4 billion expansion of its shipping canal amid cheering crowds on Sunday, despite looming economic uncertainty in the shipping industry and a heated battle over billions in cost overruns. | Video

Panama opens canal extension, only a dozen heads of state attend

Jun 26 2016

PANAMA CITY, June 26 Panama opened the long-delayed expansion of its shipping canal on Sunday with just a dozen of the 70 heads of state invited to see the debut of the third set of locks attending the ceremony.

In 1950s Panama diner, glum offshore lawyers count cost of leak

Apr 08 2016

PANAMA CITY Aghast at the biggest offshore scandal in memory, lawyers, businessmen and politicians flock to one of their favorite haunts, a diner opened in the 1950s nestled between Panama City's financial and historic quarters, to swap notes.

In 1950s Panama diner, glum offshore lawyers count cost of leak

Apr 07 2016

PANAMA CITY Aghast at the biggest offshore scandal in memory, lawyers, businessmen and politicians flock to one of their favourite haunts, a diner opened in the 1950s nestled between Panama City's financial and historic quarters, to swap notes.

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