SAN JOSÉ, Costa Rica—Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega, working for a fourth consecutive expression following imprisoning 7 rivals, is widely envisioned to gain an election on Sunday observed as a sham by the U.S. and opponents.

Considering that May perhaps, Mr. Ortega and his wife, Vice President Rosario Murillo, have unleashed a wave of repression that analysts say exceeds any observed in Latin The us since the finish of its military services dictatorships in the 1980s. He has imprisoned 39 leading political opponents, businessmen, journalists and pupil and peasant leaders.