Daniel Ortega marked the beginning of his third term as Nicaragua's president during an inauguration ceremony Tuesday -- an event both buoyed by his pledges of moderation and marred by months of discord over voter irregularities.
Left-leaning Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega easily won re-election with more than double the votes of his closest rival, election officials said on Monday, amid complaints of voting irregularities.
Nicaragua's constitution bars presidents from being re-elected, but that is not stopping President Daniel Ortega from running in his sixth straight presidential race. Going into Sunday's vote, he is leading the polls in a three-man race.
Inside the White House, the expectation was that the president's Latin American excursion would not be as much of a home run as his European economic summit. After all, he's less popular in that part of the world.
Thousands of people packed a broad street Wednesday in downtown Santa Cruz, Bolivia, listening to speakers urge them to vote "Si" Sunday on a referendum seeking autonomy for the eastern department of Santa Cruz.
On Sunday, just two days before the U.S. midterm elections, the man President Reagan called the "Little Dictator," the man involved in a civil war that left tens of thousands dead, the man who brought massive economic devastation to Nicaragua, could become that nation's leader again.