New Attempt to Put Conditions on Nicaraguan Financing

The lower house of the US Congress has approved the law known as the Nicaraguan Investment Conditionality Act or Nica Act, which proposes placing conditions on loans granted by international institutions to the government of Daniel Ortega.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

The Nica Act, promoted by two US congressmen to limit investment and international financing in Nicaragua, was again seen by the lower house, which unanimously approved it.  Now the bill will pass to the Senate, but in order to become effective, it must pass through three more proceedings.

José Adán Aguerri, president of the Superior Council of Private Enterprise of Nicaragua (Cosep), explained to that "... this situation" was foreseen since April and rather the latest news is that (the Nica Act) will take more time for its approval and that on this occasion voices have spoken out against it, coming from the Congress itself."

"... Aguerri is referring to Texas Rep. Vicente Gonzalez, who said at the session that passage of the bill as a law could strain relations with Nicaragua and lead to instability, irregular migration to the United States through the Texan district, and increase criminal activity in its jurisdiction."

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