U.S. Secretary of State says Nicaragua is authoritarian regime

Costa Rica's Foreign Minister Manuel Ventura attends a meeting at the Presidential house in San Jose

SAN JOSE (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday described Nicaragua as an authoritarian regime and urged the Central American country's embattled president, Daniel Ortega, to support free and fair elections.

(Reporting by Humeyra Pamuk; writing by Julia Love; editing by Drazen Jorgic)