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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...

2006-04-18 18:12:46

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States urged Nicaraguans on Tuesday to reject Daniel Ortega, a former U.S. Cold War enemy who is favorite to win a November presidential election. The State Department inserted itself into Nicaraguan politics despite its practice of refraining from explicit opposition to candidates in foreign elections. "We urge the Nicaraguan people to continue to reject discredited figures of the country's political past, as represented by (ex-president Arnoldo)...

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...

2006-04-01 17:54:03

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (Reuters) - A controversial trade pact between the United States and Central American nations took effect in Honduras and Nicaragua on Saturday as supporters said it would help bring prosperity to the poor region. The U.S.-Central American Free Trade Agreement, known as CAFTA, will give smaller businesses access to international markets, Honduran President Manuel Zelaya told a news conference where he was joined by U.S. Ambassador Charles Ford. "We will...

2006-03-09 08:56:28

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) - Nicaraguan civil defense authorities on Wednesday warned residents about a volcano that has been shooting off columns of gas and ash. The activity had ceased by Wednesday morning and there were no immediate plans to evacuate communities near the 5,725-foot San Cristobal volcano in the province of Chinandega, 60 miles west of the capital of Managua. The renewed activity began Monday night and involved small explosions alternating with mini-earthquakes, civil defense...

2006-01-17 23:05:00

MANAGUA (Reuters) - Nicaragua banned freshwater fishing of bull sharks and sawfish on Tuesday because of alarming population declines, and said it wants neighboring Costa Rica to impose a similar prohibition. Overfishing in the San Juan River that forms much of the border with Costa Rica has reduced the number of both marine animals to dangerously low levels, Nicaraguan agriculture officials said. The Nicaraguan ban on harvesting of the two types of fish, which can survive in both salt and...

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...


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Red-throated Caracara, Ibycter americanus
2012-04-02 16:55:31

The Red-throated Caracara, (Ibycter americanus), is a species of bird of prey in the Falconidae family. It is the only member of its genus Ibycter. It is sometimes incorrectly placed in the Daptrius genus with the Black Caracara. It is found in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Suriname, and Venezuela. The habitats of this social bird are subtropical and tropical moist lowland forests...

Tawny-faced Quail, Rhynchortyx cinctus
2012-03-22 21:32:37

The Tawny-faced Quail (Rhynchortyx cinctus) is a species of bird in the Odontophoridae family. It is the only bird in its genus. It is found throughout Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama. Its habitat includes subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist mountain forests. Image Caption: Artistic Depiction of Male Tawny-faced Quail. Credit: Wikipedia (public domain)

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2007-03-26 18:10:06

Amphilophus citrinellus is a large cichlid fish endemic to Costa Rica and Nicaragua in Central America. In the aquarium trade A. citrinellus is often sold under the trade name of Midas cichlid or Red devil. Coloration in wild stocks is variable and while most specimens are grey to olive brown some pink, yellow or orange specimens do occur. A. citrinellus are omnivorous and their diet consists of plant material, mollusks and smaller fish. The species is closely related to Amphilophus labiatus.

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virgule
  • A punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information.
  • A little rod; a twig.
This word comes from the Late Latin 'virgula,' accentual mark, a diminutive of 'virga,' rod.
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