Hugo Chavez, Daniel Ortega

Hugo Chavez, Daniel Ortega

ADVANCE FOR USE SUNDAY, NOV. 6, 2011 AND THEREAFTER - FILE - In this July 20, 2007 file photo, Nicaragua's President Daniel Ortega, right, and Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez hold their hands up after placing a symbolic first stone during a ceremony to mark the beginning of the construction of an oil refinery in Puerto Sandino, 66 km. north of Managua, Nicaragua. Chavez is Ortega's a socialist ally who has given the Nicaraguan government discounted oil and hundreds of millions of dollars a year. Seeking re-election in 2011, Ortega lead the Sandinista insurgency that toppled the dictatorship of Gen. Anastasio Somoza in 1979. He was first elected in 1984 and regained power in 2006. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix, File)