Nicaragua's Ortega Calls Venezuela Opposition Candidate "Puppet" of Empire

Hugo Chavez is facing his hardest re-election this weekend


Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega last night sent out "all our love and all our Christian, socialist and solidarity spirit" to Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez on the eve of his reelection bid on Sunday.

President Ortega lashed out at those who support the opposition in Venezuela as "puppets of the empire."