This Happened—January 10: Pinnacle For Ortega
January 10, 2023
Daniel Ortega is inaugurated as president of Nicaragua for the first time on this day in 1985.
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What is Daniel Ortega known for?
Daniel Ortega led the Nicaraguan Revolution, which overthrew the regime of Anastasio Somoza Debayle and was meant to liberate the small central American country from U.S. imperialism. Ortega’s first term of president was from 1985 to 1990.
What happened to Daniel Ortega after he left office for the first time?
Daniel Ortega assumed power again in 2006. This time around he has proven to be more authoritarian and corrupt. Constitutional amendments were made to allow him to stay in power. He has now been in power for almost 16 straight years.