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Despite constitution, Nicaragua's Ortega plans to stay in power

• McClatchy News
The constitution bars Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega from seeking re-election next year, but that's not stopping the onetime leftist revolutionary.

Billboards and murals are going up across Nicaragua announcing "Daniel — 2011," making it plain that Ortega intends to stay at the helm.

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Comment by Lola Flores
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Ortega is one of the most baffling figures in Latin American politics.  The guy was a Sandinista and as such came to power.  When Socialism went the way of the dinosaurs, he was ousted from power.  Then Violeta Chamorro reigned supreme and, right after her, along comes Ortega again.  This time, he has stripped himself of the Communist rhetoric, the green garb and is no longer best friends with Castro and voila!  he gets in again.  Goes to show you that people of any country, not just the United States of Amnesia, have a very short memory span when it comes to politics.


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