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  1. Daniel Ortega (born 1945) came to power in Nicaragua by overthrowing the Somoza dynasty and enforcing a Communist regime on the country. The Contras rose up to defy his socialist dictatorship and were supported by United States President Ronald Reagan including covertly diverting funds to their cause that created the Iran-Contra affair.

  2. Apr 13, 2021 · Paul Oquist, a U.S.-born academic who became a close adviser to Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega and drew U.S. financial sanctions has died in the Central American nation of undisclosed causes, the president's office said on Tuesday. Oquist, who was born in 1943, had served in a variety of administrative positions under Ortega's Sandinista governments during the 1980s and again after he ...

  3. May 01, 2012 · He was 81. Rosario Murillo, wife of President Daniel Ortega who serves as a government spokeswoman, announced the death in a simultaneous broadcast on radio Ya and other stations. She did not give a cause of death, but the military had said previously that Borge was being treated for pneumonia and other ailments.

  4. Sandinistas (Daniel Ortega) defeated in Nicaraguan elections. They were won by Violetta Chamorro, widow of a Somozas opponent assassinated in 1978; he had headed an anti-Somozas coalition. 7/5/1989, In Panama, General Noriega was defeated in elections. However he ignored the result and remained in power.

  5. Nicaragua’s current president Daniel Ortega is pictured centre in 1989 at an event marking the anniversary of the Sandinista Revolution. Ortega is pictured with his wife, Vice President Rosario Murillo at a rally in Managua in 2018. When I returned to the U.S. I testified before the U.S. Congressional Subcommittee on Inter-American Affairs.

  6. Jun 15, 2021 · Ortega's government has arrested 13 potential candidates in the Nov. 7 elections and other political leaders this month. On Tuesday, Berta Valle, the wife of one of the imprisoned candidates, Félix Maradiaga, mourned the death of Bolaños. “Maybe he wasn't a perfect president, but he had fought for democracy,” Valle said.

  7. Jun 15, 2021 · Former Nicaraguan President Enrique Bolaños Geyer, a businessman who led the country from 2002 to 2007, saw his predecessor and old running mate locked up for corruption and pushed for the country’s economic development, has died. Bolaños was born May 13, 1928, in Masaya, was educated in Catholic schools and earned an engineering degree at Saint Louis University in the U.S. In the 1950s ...

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