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Nicaragua's Ortega joins the club of Latam leaders addicted to remaining in office

Wednesday, January 29th 2014 - 06:40 UTC
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Nicaragua's national assembly voted to scrap presidential term limits, which could allow current head of state Daniel Ortega to run again for election at the end of his current mandate. Read full article


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  • ilsen

    Unbelievable! Only in the ALBA countries....

    Jan 29th, 2014 - 06:52 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • golfcronie

    Is it a fact that the majority of Latam countries are ruled by former Marxist guerrillas? Little wonder they are going nowhere.

    Jan 29th, 2014 - 09:04 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    We have a Marxist commie, murderer and bank robber as our president.

    Aren't we lucky: NOT.

    Jan 29th, 2014 - 10:36 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Mendoza Canadian

    They are all egocentric fools. One day headed straight for the nearest prison?

    Jan 29th, 2014 - 10:42 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • golfcronie

    It takes them an eternity to take them to court and then given a slap on the hand. When will these countries realise that you have to have justice, and give these jokers very, very long jail sentences after taking them to court as soon as they leave office. That is the only way that the would be politicians would learn. It is no good giving them amnesty, they must have their day in court.

    Jan 29th, 2014 - 01:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    This is no surprise....or should not be. The equation is:

    citizen guerrilla+(marxist)2=dictator+lifetime rule

    Jan 29th, 2014 - 02:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GFace

    “Hi, my name is Manuel.”

    (everyone) “Hi Manuel”

    “And I am addicted to staying in office so I don't have to worry about the opposition's or my annoyed fellow party member who succeeds me's judiciary investigating me before I can flee the country, and so I can spirit money away, and have a nice house, and have people drive me everywhere, and feeling important, and maybe jailing or ”threatening“ to jail an opponent when I start feeling really cocky... and ”

    (everyone claps because only so much confession is good for the soul)

    (Dictocrats Anonymous session leader) “Shots all around! I'm buying”

    (everyone cheers)

    Keep with those 12 steps, dude.

    Jan 29th, 2014 - 04:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Stevie

    Yes, we change our constitutions as we want. Imagine that.

    No, nobody cares what you lot think. Imagine that.

    Jan 29th, 2014 - 05:39 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    Change to create a dictator and create a dictocracy

    Jan 29th, 2014 - 06:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    @2 Golf, no not all, but unfortunately quite a few. Hindering the continent as a whole.

    I am sure the Chileans, Colombians and Mexicans must be ashamed of this, as they are really making decent progress.

    Jan 29th, 2014 - 08:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Felipe

    10 ilsen, Colombia's Uribe also changed the Constitution to run a second term and he was lobbying to run fpr a third term.

    While @2golfcronie must think the befpre the formwr marxist presidents, Latin Americas right leaders led nations even the US wanted to emulate

    Jan 30th, 2014 - 02:24 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    @11 Hi Felipe,
    Thanks for your comment regarding Uribe, I missed that!

    Your second point is unclear, not sure what you mean, Can you try again, thanks!

    Jan 30th, 2014 - 03:57 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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