During an activity in the municipality of San Juan del Sur, President Daniel Ortega Saavedra spoke yesterday to Foreign Minister Samuel Santos's trip to the United States, and admitted that his government is trying to restore the funds from the Millennium Challenge Account, CRM, suspended over allegations of fraud in municipal elections held on nine of last November.
Ortega said that they are making efforts to ensure that not suspend the CRM, which involves $ 175 million for infrastructure projects and development of export crops in the western region of Nicaragua.
"I sent to Foreign Minister Samuel Santos met with Undersecretary of State Thomas Shannon, to meet with the president of the CRM, John J. Danilovich, "said Ortega. However, later explained that if they do not restore those funds, Nicaragua is going to go ahead without them.
"With or without Millennium Account of the Millennium Account, Nicaraguans will henceforth thank God," said the president of Nicaragua during a tribute to the priest Gaspar Garcia Laviana, which now meets 30 years after he died in combat in 1978.
Ortega said that "there are forces of extreme right-wing bent on cutting all that remains in Nicaragua and leave a difficult situation to the next U.S. government."
He added that if not reset the CRM, the current government of the United States would be committing "the brutality of violating human rights of Nicaraguans."
"They committed a crime, but beyond them if they decide to suspend it, but the country is going to continue with projects of the government," said Ortega. - Translated from an article in El Nuveo Diario