Nicaragua in Arrears with the International Coffee Organization

The country’s main export product is left without a voice or vote in the international organization, and is at risk of being left out of development projects.

Friday, September 16, 2011

The debt held by the country for payments as a member of the organization is close to $200 000, and jeopardizes participation in development projects promoted by the International Coffee Organization (OIC in Spanish).

"Henry Hüeck, Ramacafé president, said that all previous governments have failed at some point to pay the fee. But he says that it was between 2006 and 2007 when the problem became complicated because the other OIC member countries have pushed for 'punishment' for Nicaragua because of this failure", reported

Government sources consulted by the press said they are negotiating payment of debt.

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