Santos, Ortega to meet in Mexico

(posted Nov. 30, 3:00 p.m.)- President Daniel Ortega and his Colombian counterpart Juan Manuel Santos might get a chance to meet face to face tomorrow in Mexico to discuss the conflict over disputed maritime territory in the Caribbean Sea.

President Daniel Ortega

Both presidents have confirmed their presence at Enrique Peña Nieto’s inauguration tomorrow as President of Mexico.
Ortega, who rarely travels outside of the country, will be in Mexico to “represent all the people of Nicaragua,” gushed first lady Rosario Murillo, who will also attend the inaugural ceremony, even though the president will already be representing her.

In comments to the press this morning from Lima, Peru, Santos said he hoped to talk with Ortega and “manage the situation in the most civilized and respectful way possible.” Santos hinted that first contact could come as early as tomorrow in Mexico.

Though last week’s ruling by the International Court of Justice is legally binding and unappealable, Santos has said his government rejects part of the ruling and apparently wants to settle the matter with Nicaragua in bilateral talks.

  • pcp

    “Murillo, who will also attend the inaugural ceremony, even though the president will already be representing her.”

    Any idea how much the Nicaraguan taxpayers pay for La Chamuca to unnecessarily accompany Danny to this and other regional political events? As a matter of fact, it may be interesting how much the people have paid cumulatively for her to tag along. I have never seen other first ladies accompany their spouses. (And vice-versa in the case of Rousseff, C.Kirchner, etc….) It’s safe to say this money would be better served in attempts to eradicate poverty. El pueblo presidente! Thanks.