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Daniel Ortega set for Nicaragua election victory but heroic sheen wearing off | The Guardian

He was the brilliant military strategist who helped lead Nicaragua’s Sandinista rebels to victory, inspiring a generation of leftwingers with his revolutionary government’s literacy programmes and land reforms – and his defiance of the United States and CIA-backed “contra” counter-revolutionaries. And when Nicaragua votes in presidential elections on Sunday, Daniel Ortega is almost guaranteed victory. But critics say the socialist ...

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