The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, Feb. 25, 2008.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2008.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2007.
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Nicaragua's Felix death toll hits 21

MANAGUA, Nicaragua, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- More than 90 people have been killed by Hurricane Felix as it roared through Nicaragua and Honduras, La Prensa newspaper in Nicaragua reported Thursday.

Nicaragua: Oretga's support dwindling

MANAGUA, Nicaragua, June 21 (UPI) -- The popularity of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega has dropped considerably in the last few months, according to a recent poll.

Nicaraguan president meets with Castro

HAVANA, June 18 (UPI) -- Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega met with Fidel Castro over the weekend, becoming the latest leftist leader to meet with the ailing Cuban president.

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Sunday, Feb. 25, 2007.
By United Press International

Bush plans South American tour

WASHINGTON, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- President George W. Bush and first lady Laura Bush plan to travel to Brazil, Uruguay, Colombia, Guatemala and Mexico next month.

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Monday, Jan. 29, 2007.
By United Press International

Nicaragua, Iran to bolster ties

MANAGUA, Nicaragua, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Nicaraguan and Iranian leaders in Nicaragua agreed to bolster ties and open embassies in their respective countries, El Nuevo Diario reported Monday.

Nicaragua inaugurates new president

MANAGUA, Nicaragua, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Nicaragua Wednesday inaugurated President Daniel Ortega, who returned to power after nearly two decades, El Nuevo Diario reported.

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2006.
By United Press International

Nicaragua officially bans abortion

MANAGUA, Nicaragua, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Nicaragua has made official is tough new abortion law that bans terminating pregnancies under all conditions, The New York Times reported Monday.

Nicaragua: Ortega wins presidency

MANAGUA, Nicaragua, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Nicaraguan Sandinista leader Daniel Ortega has been declared the official winner of the presidential election held earlier this week.

Ortega wins Nicaraguan presidency

MANAGUA, Nicaragua, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Daniel Ortega, the former Sandinista president who ruled Nicaragua during the 1980s, has won the presidency again, electoral observers said Monday.
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Daniel Ortega
Nicaragua's President Daniel Ortega speaks to media during a welcoming ceremony after arriving at Mehrabad International Airport in Tehran, Iran on June 10, 2007. (UPI Photo/Mohammad Kheirkhah)

José Daniel Ortega Saavedra (Spanish pronunciation: ; born 11 November 1945) is the current (83rd) President of Nicaragua, having served since 10 January 2007. He previously served as the 79th President, between 10 January 1985, and 25 April 1990. For much of his life, he has been a leader in the Sandinista National Liberation Front (Frente Sandinista de Liberación Nacional or FSLN).

After a popular rebellion resulted in the overthrow and exile of dictator Anastasio Somoza Debayle in 1979, Ortega became a member of the ruling multipartisan Junta of National Reconstruction and was later elected president, serving from 1985 to 1990. His first period in office was characterized by a controversial program of land reform and wealth redistribution, literacy programs, hostility from the United States' Reagan administration, and armed attacks by US-backed Contras.

Ortega was defeated by Violeta Barrios de Chamorro in the 1990 presidential election, but he remained an important figure in Nicaraguan opposition politics. He was an unsuccessful candidate for president in 1996 and 2001 before winning the 2006 presidential election.

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