President Daniel Ortega wants to be re-elected although the Nicaraguan constitution strictly prohibits it.
He has ruled by decree that key government officials such as supreme court judges and electoral comission magistrates can continue in their posts even after their terms have run out, wihout ratification from congress. Opposition parlamentarians are furious and were locked out of the parliament building and then layed siege to, at their party headquarters by sandinista supporters.
Multicultural. Born in Costa Rica of German father and Colombian mother. Now I live in Nicaragua. I am a graduate of the William Allen White School of Journalism, in Lawrence Kansas, with a BS degree in Photojournalism, and a Masters degree in Image and Communication from Goldsmiths College, University of London. I have worked for AP, AFP, LA NACION in San Jose, Costa Rica, and LA PRENSA here in Managua, Nicaragua. Also I have published my own newspaper an English Language monthly in Managua. I am a history buff. I have taught AP Modern European History in one our local high schools. But photojournalism is my first love and still is.