US Ambassador to Nicaragua Laura Dogu said today that with the arrival of Donald Trump to the White House, some cooperation programs could be changed, although they will focus on three areas: security, prosperity and democracy.
“We will continue to focus on security, prosperity and democracy here. These are very fundamental things. Our programs may change under a new president, but I think we will continue to focus on the same three themes, “Dogu said today during her participation in the 2017 Nica Tech Summit in Managua.
Trump became the new president of the United States yesterday. By clicking here you can read about what he said in his first official speech.
On the other hand, the diplomat described as “important” that the Nicaraguan government work in conjunction with the Organization of American States (OAS), in improving the democratic system, regarding an agreement released yesterday.
“It is important for Nicaragua, the government and the OAS to work together to open more democratic spaces here in Nicaragua,” Dogu said.
She added that her country is “focused” on democratic, open, fair and transparent systems.
“The most important thing is that this system is accepted by the citizens of this country,” she said.
Nicaragua and the OAS yesterday announced an agreement in which they pledge to debug the electoral roll , improve the standard regarding transfusion and follow up on municipal elections next November.
“I am sure that the US government will continue to focus on democracy and the importance of this in the world,” concluded Dogu.
The United States is the country where Nicaraguans migrate the most and, therefore, where more remittances are sent to Nicaragua.
While I rarely get into the Nicaraguan national politics, I think it should be okay to talk about how the new president, Donald J. Trump might make some changes to the current position of the US government towards the Nicaraguan government. From the sounds of this article, not too much changes should be expected. I suppose Ambassador Dogu wouldn’t really have much in the way of any details and perhaps they just get a sort of general message from the State department to sort of cover any inquiry they might get at this stage.
But in looking for an image of “Trump Nicaragua” on Google, I found this article that is an obvious parody of Trump coming down to Nicaragua to buy the country, move all the current inhabitants to Corn Island and do something with the country…here it is in the original Spanish if interested.