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Nicaragua the stage for new regional power struggle

Two decades after Cold War rivalries destroyed Nicaragua, the return to power of former Marxist leader Daniel Ortega puts it at the center of a new ideological battle, this time between the United States and Venezuela. Ortega, who led Nicaragua against U.S.-backed Contra rebels in a 1980s civil war, has dropped Marxism for a center-left program and promises to work with former enemies at home and abroad after taking victory in Sunday’s presidential election. Full Story

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