Nicaragua: Fraudulent election?

MANAGUA — The Nicaraguan opposition is vowing to fight what it says are fraudulent election results.

The Constitutionalist Liberal Party says it rejects an announcement late Wednesday by the electoral council that it will do a local review of the race for mayor of Managua, the capital.

Spokesman Leonel Teller says the party wants a review of all elections held Sunday, and it wants international observers to take part. Otherwise the party could take its case to the Organization of American States.

His comments came Thursday as Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez accused the United States of meddling in the elections.

Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega's Sandinistas won the most mayoral posts in the Nov. 9 vote.

Argentina: Menem must testify

BUENOS AIRES — An Argentine judge ordered former President Carlos Menem Thursday to testify at an upcoming trial over an alleged cover-up after a 1994 bombing of a Jewish center that killed 85 people.

Federal Judge Ariel Lijo also summoned Menem's brother, Munir; a federal judge previously in charge of the investigation; two former intelligence agents; and two former police officers in the case.

The suspects are accused of trying to hide Syrian-Argentine businessman Alberto Jacinto Kanoore Edul's alleged role in the country's worst terror attack, which also wounded 200 people at the Argentine Israeli Mutual Association, or AMIA.

Cuba: Photos of Castro surface

HAVANA — Fidel Castro looks thin and frail but alert in a photograph from last month posted on the Web site of the Russian Orthodox Church and obtained by The Associated Press on Thursday.

The ailing 82-year-old former president is seen standing and peering at the camera with a hint of surprise on his face. His gray hair is combed back and his wispy gray beard is neatly trimmed. As if for support, he is holding onto the arm of Metropolitan Kirill, the church's top foreign relations official.

The church said the picture was taken Oct. 20, when Kirill was in Havana for the consecration of a new Orthodox cathedral.

Mexico: Free Viagra

MEXICO CITY — Mexico City is giving out free Viagra and other impotence drugs to men 70 and older.

Mayor Marcelo Ebrard says the city is implementing the plan because sexuality "has a lot to do with quality of life and our happiness."

City Health Secretary Armando Ahued said Thursday that the government will start handing out doses of one or two Viagra, Levitra or Cialis pills on Dec. 1.

They will be distributed at three centers that specialize in sexual health for the elderly. The men will receive medical examinations before receiving the pills.

Ahued says an estimated 112,000 men 70 or older live in the Federal District, which has a population of 8.7 million.

Some 20 million people live in the greater Mexico City area.

Morocco: Soccer fan punished

RABAT — A Moroccan youth was given a suspended prison sentence for writing that he preferred a soccer club to his king — and now he fears the ruling could jeopardize his future.

An appeals court upheld Yassine Belassal's conviction and one-year suspended sentence Wednesday for "disrespect to the kingdom's national motto," authorities said.

The 18-year-old karate champion had written "God, Homeland and Barca" on a classroom chalkboard, referring to his favorite soccer club FC Barcelona in Spain.

Morocco's motto, however, is "God, Homeland and the King." Defaming King Mohammed VI or the royal family is punishable by up to five years in prison in the North African nation.