USA Today
January 13, 1999

Nicaraguan president to wed teacher

                   MANAGUA, Nicaragua - President Arnoldo Aleman plans to wed a high
                   school teacher, 22 years his junior, a source at his office confirmed
                   Wednesday. Aleman plans to marry Maria Fernanda Flores, a
                   30-year-old who teaches in Miami. One report, quoting her relatives, said
                   Aleman met her when she accompanied her father on a visit to his office
                   last year. It said the wedding was likely to be this year. On Monday, the
                   52-year-old president told Channel 2 television that he was ready to wed
                   and ''remake my life'' after 10 years as a widower. Aleman's first wife died
                   while he was imprisoned by the leftist Sandinista government.