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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.