In spite of Chavez, European/U.S. support plus visit to Nicaragua shows normalization with Honduras.
President of Honduras, Porfirio López-REUTERS/Luis Galdamez/Archivo
Leftist Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega warmly welcomed his conservative Honduran counterpart for a visit Friday to discuss restoring relations strained by the overthrow of Honduras’ former president.
The visit is the latest sign of success in Honduran President Porfirio Lobo’s campaign to end his Central American country’s international isolation.READ MORE HERE.
Ortega greeted Lobo with a hug at the airport in the Nicaraguan capital, Managua.READ MORE HERE.
“Unity is a vital need for Central America,” Ortega said later Friday, adding that Central American leaders need to reactive the System for Central American Integration, founded in 1991 to strengthen political, economic and social unity in the region.
“This is of great significance,” said Jacinto Suarez, who is in charge of foreign relations policy for Ortega’s leftist Sandinista party. “It re-establishes communication between the two countries.”
Ortega and Lobo are scheduled to meet with Guatemalan President Alvaro Colom and Salvadoran President Mauricio Funes in Guatemala on Sunday to further discuss normalizing ties with Honduras.READ MORE HERE.