(posted June 25, 8:50 a.m.)- Sandinista officials are lining up to commend President Daniel Ortega for threatening to block all USAID for civil society groups in response to the cancelation of U.S. bilateral aid for the Nicaraguan government.
Supreme Court Magistrate Francisco Rosales told Channel 12 TV Monday that “Daniel Ortega is right because it’s an act of sovereignty to decide how aid is spent, and at the same time it’s an act of sovereignty for the yanquis to decide to whom to give aid.”
The honorable magistrate said the U.S. is “prostituting its aid.”
“It’s like when the teacher tells the student, ‘If you don’t give me something, I won’t give you anything’,” Rosales said creepily.
The State Prosecutor’s Inspector General Armando Juarez also supported Ortega’s position. When asked by a Sandinista reporter if the president’s decision was “nationalistic,” Juarez answered, “of course.”
Civil society and the private business chambers have denounced Ortega’s position, arguing that the president is again putting his own political interests above those of the nation.