Daniel Ortega President of nicaragua, husband, father of six

A short video on the controversy of the re-election of Daniel Ortega:

Nicaragua, the home country of Daniel Ortega


Daniel Ortega is the current day president of Nicaragua. Before Ortega, there was Anastasio Somoza Debayle, a dictator of the Somoza family that ruled form 1936. And, like most dictators, the people of Nicaragua did not like him very much. Daniel Ortega was one of these people, so after studying law at Central American University in Managua he joined the FLSN in 1963 to join the struggle to overthrow Debayle. He became the leader of the urban guerrilla front, but was arrested in 1967. He wasn't released until 1974, and after spending a year in Cuba he came back to Nicaragua to lead the northern and southern fronts. Eventually, Debayle resigned in 1981, and three years later Ortega became the president of the country.

But, what themes does he represent? He doesn't look that special to me.


Daniel Ortega is a prime example of power and authority. Most notably because he is the president of Nicaragua. So far, Ortega has run for three terms. This is because he got rid of the two term limit stated in his country's constitution (some did not like this very much for obvious reasons, but many still accept him as their president). He upheld office in 1985, when Nicaragua was just recovering from the scars of war. Shown through his success as president, Ortega is a connoisseur of economics. He upheld the free market reforms of his predecessors and spent heavily on social programs which in turn reduced poverty.

And now, for a quote by the famous Dwight D. Eisenhower.
"The supreme quality of leadership is unquestionably integrity. Without it, no real success is possible. No matter whether it is on a section gang, a football field, in an army, or in an office"

- Dwight D. Eisenhower


Work Consulted:

-"Daniel Ortega." Britannica School, 2017. Britannica School. Accessed 20 Mar. 2017.

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