President Daniel Ortega is running for a new term in office, ignoring his opponent’s complaints that his candidacy is against the country’s constitution. Ortega said his vice presidential canditate will be Gen. Omar Halleslevens, a former army chief, according to The Associated Press. Nicaragua’s presidential elections will be held Nov. 6.

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    Ivy Mungcal

    As former senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributed to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.