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The influential and public role of Nicaragua's first lady, Rosario Murillo

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Nicaraguan President, Daniel Ortega and his wife Rosario Murillo wave to journalists on December 4, 2013 in Managua.

Nicaragua's President Daniel Ortega and his wife Rosario Murillo have been a couple for more than three decades. They married in 2005 and have been in power on and off, though mostly on since the 1980s.

But it's Murillo -- not Ortega -- that the people of Nicaragua see as being truly in charge. For more we have Tim Johnson, a reporter from McClatchy, who joins us from his home in Mexico City. 


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