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Nicaraguan president's popularity sinks

Monday, October 7, 2013


Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega's approval rating has dropped 11 percent since May this year, according to a poll by CID-Gallup.

Unemployment, high cost of living and a difficult economic situation are the factors behind the drop.

Only one in three Nicaraguans see the planned Inter-Oceanic canal as beneficial for the country, while seven out of ten said there is corruption in the country's finances and institutions.

Full story (in Spanish)