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Brazil’s Lula downplays Ortega’s dictatorship in Nicaragua, compares him to Germany’s Merkel

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil's ex-president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (Workers Party - PT) compared the permanence in power of Latin American Daniel Ortega, who is in his 5th term and has installed a dictatorship in Nicaragua, with that of Germany's Prime Minister Angela Merkel, who has completed 16 years leading the European country.

"Why can Angela Merkel remain in power for 16 years and Daniel Ortega can't? What is the logic?" Lula asked journalists about the situation in Nicaragua.

In early November, Ortega won elections considered illegitimate by the Organization of American States (OAS . . .

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