Thursday, August 2, 2018

"Thousands Flee Nicaragua Amid Deadly Crackdown On Protests"

HuffPo:

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.