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Sandinista leader seeks return to power

Nicaraguans cast ballots Sunday to decide whether Sandinista leader Daniel Ortega will return to power in a race closely watched by the United States, which backed the war to try to overthrow him in the 1980s. The U.S. has warned against an Ortega win, with Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez saying aid and trade “will be endangered” if “anti-democratic forces prevail.” The race is also key for Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, a U.S. opponent who is hoping to find a new ally in Ortega. Full Story

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