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Nicaragua critics “the cents U.S. is giving them” to support fight against drug trafficking

Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega (on screen) speaks during a ceremony commemorating the 31th anniversary of its foundation in Managua on September 2, 2010.

Nicaragua’s army joined the criticism made by President Daniel Ortega and the head of the Public Security Directorate of National Police Commissioner General Francisco Diaz (close relative to Ortega)  by referring to “the cents U.S. gives to Nicaragua” in support to the nicaraguan fight against drug trafficking and organized crime under the Merida Initiative.

“I believe that the position of the Army must be directed along the same lines. We are as a country, as institutions, fighting for the sovereignty and we are tackling head-on organized crime and drug trafficking, specifically, we expect higher levels of U.S. contributions to the fight in order to achieve better results, “said Col. Juan Ramon Morales, head of the Nicaraguan Army Public Relations.

Nicaraguan security specialists in the country have questioned whether the U.S. devoted more financial resources to Colombia and Mexico, as Ortega´s proxies said that “it is well known that criminals are going to the nations of Central America, where they are trying to establish their social bases.” READ MORE HERE (in spanish)