Fresh quake hits Nicaragua, damaging some buildings

An earthquake struck Nicaragua early on Monday, damaging at least seven houses in and around the capital Managua, but there were no immediate reports of deaths or serious injuries.

Nicaragua`s Ortega wins landslide re-election

Ortega`s closest rival Fabio Gadea refused to accept the results and accused Ortega of voter fraud.

Nicaragua`s Ortega poised for re-election win

Ortega has overseen a period of economic progress in his five years in power, backed by financial aid from Hugo Chavez.

Thousands demonstrate against Nicaragua`s President

Thousands of protestors in the Central American country of Nicaragua took to the streets of Managua against President Daniel Ortega, who opposition parties and citizens` groups accuse of attempting to set up a dictatorship.

Nicaragua becomes illiteracy free

Nicaragua has become illiteracy-free after reducing to 3.5 percent the number of citizens who do not know how to read and write, President Daniel Ortega has announced.