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2012-05-21 23:01:05

Attorney Daniel P. Sheehan will present a four part lecture and discussion series presented as part of a UC Santa Cruz course, Cowell 126: Eight Cases that Changed the United States. While chief counsel at the non-profit Christic Institute, Mr. Sheehan was the first to challenge the Reagan-Bush administration´s illegal covert sale of arms to Iran to fund a criminal, unconstitutional Contra war against the Sandinista government in Nicaragua. Due to his work on many civil rights cases, Mr....

2006-08-30 00:02:02

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (Reuters) - Despite U.S. efforts to stop left-wing Nicaraguan politician Daniel Ortega from returning to power, a poll released on Tuesday showed he maintained a six-point lead over rival presidential candidates. Ortega, who headed the socialist Sandinista government in the 1980s, had the support of 29 percent of those surveyed, according to a poll by Cid-Gallup. Twenty-three percent said they backed conservative banker and former Foreign Minister Eduardo...

2006-08-29 22:21:33

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (Reuters) - Despite U.S. efforts to stop left-wing Nicaraguan politician Daniel Ortega from returning to power, a poll released on Tuesday showed he maintained a six-point lead over rival presidential candidates. Ortega, who headed the socialist Sandinista government in the 1980s, had the support of 29 percent of those surveyed, according to a poll by Cid-Gallup. Twenty-three percent said they backed conservative banker and former Foreign Minister Eduardo...

2006-06-10 05:48:42

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (Reuters) - Sandinista leader Daniel Ortega told regional observers on Friday the U.S. and Nicaraguan governments were working together to try to disqualify him from November's presidential election. Ortega, a former president and leader of Nicaragua's leftist Sandinista revolution, is seeking to return to power and has clashed in recent months with the U.S. envoy and the country's main right-wing parties. "We see a coordinated action between the United States...

2006-06-09 20:20:00

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (Reuters) - Sandinista leader Daniel Ortega told regional observers on Friday the U.S. and Nicaraguan governments were working together to try to disqualify him from November's presidential election. Ortega, a former president and leader of Nicaragua's leftist Sandinista revolution, is seeking to return to power and has clashed in recent months with the U.S. envoy and the country's main right-wing parties. "We see a coordinated action between the United States government...

2006-04-23 14:51:22

By Greg Brosnan CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on Sunday backed the favorite to win Nicaragua's November presidential election, days after Washington warned the country not to vote for its former cold war foe. "I shouldn't say I hope you win because they will accuse me of sticking my nose into Nicaraguan internal affairs," Chavez quipped to former Sandinista leader Daniel Ortega, who joined him on his weekly television show. "But I hope you win." The...

2006-04-05 07:20:00

By Alistair Scrutton LEON, Nicaragua (Reuters) - After years of setbacks, many Nicaraguans from Leon, the cradle of the 1979 Sandinista revolution, believe their aging former guerrilla leaders could soon return to power in elections that could also prove a diplomatic nightmare for Washington. "We need a change. It's been bad, bad, bad," said 60-year-old war Sandinista war veteran Daniel Sauro, referring to 16 years of pro-Washington governments that took power after Sandinista leader Daniel...

2005-12-26 16:13:32

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (Reuters) - Former Nicaraguan Foreign Minister Ernesto Leal, who fought against a freezing of U.S. aid in the early 1990s, died on Monday in a Miami hospital, Nicaragua's government said. Leal, the presidential chief of staff in current President Enrique Bolanos' government, died of pneumonia aged 60. Leal held a minor ministerial post under the Sandinistas who won power in a 1979 revolution but resigned in 1981 when the government took a turn to the left. He...

2005-12-21 18:31:12

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (Reuters) - Former Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega, a Cold War U.S. foe, hailed Bolivia's election of a leftist president and said on Wednesday it was part of a trend that will help him return to power next year. Ortega said the victory of Evo Morales, who was elected on Sunday to become Bolivia's first indigenous president, represented defeat for the United States, which undermined Ortega's Soviet-backed Sandinista government during the 1980s. "The big loser in...

2005-10-26 21:56:45

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (Reuters) - Nicaragua's Congress on Wednesday rejected a lower commission's recommendation to lift President Enrique Bolanos' immunity and blocked a bid to prosecute him on election fraud charges. The rejection was a further easing of a political crisis in Nicaragua that the United States had called a "creeping coup" and shielded Bolanos, a U.S ally, from facing accusations of failing to disclose the origin of campaign funds. The vote came after Congress last week...


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Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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