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2005-10-05 18:47:32

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (Reuters) - Deputy Secretary of State Robert Zoellick, stepping into a political crisis in Nicaragua, met a one-time Sandinista loyalist on Wednesday to press U.S. influence in the divided Central American nation. The discussion with former Managua Mayor Herty Lewites, now critical of his former allies, was part of an effort to thwart what Zoellick called a "creeping coup" by Sandinista leader Daniel Ortega and former right-wing president Arnoldo Aleman. "The...

2005-10-05 13:36:20

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (Reuters) - Deputy Secretary of State Robert Zoellick, stepping into a political crisis in Nicaragua, met a one-time Sandinista loyalist on Wednesday to press U.S. influence in the divided Central American nation. The discussion with former Managua mayor Herty Lewites, now critical of his former allies, was part of an effort to thwart what Zoellick called a "creeping coup" by Sandinista leader Daniel Ortega and former right-wing president Arnoldo Aleman. "The...

2005-10-05 11:34:29

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (Reuters) - Deputy Secretary of State Robert Zoellick, stepping into a political crisis in Nicaragua, met a one-time Sandinista loyalist on Wednesday to press U.S. influence in the divided Central American nation. The discussion with former Managua mayor Herty Lewites, now critical of his former allies, was part of an effort to thwart what Zoellick called a "creeping coup" by Sandinista leader Daniel Ortega and former right-wing president Arnoldo Aleman. On a...

2005-10-04 17:47:16

By Carol Giacomo, Diplomatic Correspondent MANAGUA, Nicaragua (Reuters) - The United States, piling pressure on Sandinista and rightist opposition leaders that it accuses of undermining Nicaraguan democracy, revoked visas held by some politicians and their families and threatened to withhold millions of dollars in aid. Deputy Secretary of State Robert Zoellick delivered a blunt message as a crisis threatens President Enrique Bolanos, a U.S. ally under pressure from his party...

2005-10-04 09:47:40

By Carol Giacomo, Diplomatic Correspondent GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) - The United States, stepping up pressure on Sandinista and rightist opposition leaders, plans to cancel U.S. visas for some Nicaraguan politicians that it accuses of corruption and undermining democracy, an official said. U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Robert Zoellick on Tuesday was planning to deliver what he described as a clear message in Managua as a crisis threatens President Enrique Bolanos, a U.S. ally under...

2005-09-08 21:03:36

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (Reuters) - A plague of rats caused by snake hunting is threatening thousands of Miskito Indians with famine in a remote corner of Nicaragua's jungle, while vampire bats are raising concerns about rabies, a United Nations agency said on Thursday. Miskito Indians from communities near the Coco River face severe food shortages after rodents ate most of their crops, and they are increasingly worried about attacks by blood-sucking bats, Alfredo Misael of the United...

2005-08-30 21:00:59

MANAGUA (Reuters) - Nicaragua's Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday that former President Arnoldo Aleman, serving a 20-year sentence for fraud, can leave his home and move at will around the nation's capital. It was the second time Aleman's sentence has been modified since his 2003 conviction. Last December he was allowed to leave his jail cell to serve his time at his plantation outside Managua due to ill health. His attorneys had sought to expand that privilege to give him freedom to...


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lunula
  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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