Military Personnel in Private Companies in Nicaragua  

This compromises the integration in the region, because it will never be a good idea to do business with someone who has a gun in their hand.

Monday, December 16, 2013


Integration assumes there is a common set of rules based on a philosophy which is also commonly held by all participants in the group. The Central American countries have - so far - rules that allow the development of their economies according to liberal criteria which - below the relationship between companies - leaves out force as a factor in conflict resolution, appealing - always - to systems of justice.

Military personnel, by their training, have other ways to resolve disputes and problems. And in this case we are talking about active military personnel - not retirees - ie people with real power available to assert control over an armed organization.

The possible designation of the highest chief of the Armed Forces of Nicaragua as a member of the Technical Committee of the Grand Interoceanic Canal Project, commented these days, may have varied purposes. The fact is that regardless of whether those purposes serve the interests of Nicaragua or of those in power, the truth is it will never be a good idea to do business with someone who has a gun in their hand.

The constitutional reforms in Nicaragua which introduce the military factor into business affairs compromises trade integration in the region.

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