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Some Nicaraguans gripe that they’ve traded a US-propped dictatorship for a Venezuela-propped one. But has Ortega sown the seeds of his own destruction?

MANAGUA — Since sliding into power in 2007 with a narrow victory over a balkanized opposition, President Ortega has used the power of government to grow his minority Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN) into a dominating, one-party system.

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President Daniel Ortega is a close ally of Chavez, and his Sandinista friends have profited from the Venezuelan strongman’s oil-funded club, ALBA.
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Despite a world court order to keep away, Nicaragua's teen training sits on land Costa Rica claims as its own.
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1980s Contra collaborators are reorganizing in Miami to lobby for funding for an alleged rearmed rebel movement in Nicaragua.
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Nicaraguan business leaders fear economic 'atomic bomb' if US cancels further support.