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Nicaragua’s Ortega asks IMF, World Bank for help

Nicaragua’s leftist president-elect, Daniel Ortega, asked the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank for help on Thursday to fight hunger in the dirt-poor country he once ruled as a Marxist revolutionary. Ortega, who led Nicaragua through a civil war with U.S.-backed Contra rebels in the 1980s, bounced back to power in a presidential election earlier this month and is now trying to win support for an assault on deep poverty in the country. Full Story

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