Thursday, August 2, 2018

"Thousands Flee Nicaragua Amid Deadly Crackdown On Protests"

Ortega, who began his current presidential tenure in 2007, has been criticized for his increasing shifts toward authoritarianism. In 2014, he ended constitutional term limits, allowing him to seek re-election. He is now serving his third consecutive presidential term, with his wife, Rosario Murillo, as vice president.

Ortega, 72, first rose to prominence as a leader of the Sandinista leftist guerrilla uprising, which led to the ouster of decades-long dictator Anastasio Somoza in 1979. He then served as president from 1985 to 1990.