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Florida Senators Blocking Ambassador Appointments to Nicaragua

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Florida Senator Marco Rubio, Republican, continues to block US Ambassador appointments to Central America, especially Nicaragua, as he believes the Obama Administration is inactive in taking a stand against the election of Nicaraguan President Ortega. The embassy in Managua has been led by a charge d’affaires since last July, President Obama recently nominated Phyllis Powers, current U.S. ambassador in Panama, to serve in Nicargua. Powers must be confirmed in office by the Senate, a process that could be hampered by critical senators who have have introduced a resolution condemning the election of Ortega “fraudulent.”

Photo Credit: La Prensa Nicaragua

Original Article Text From La Prensa Nicaragua via Google Translate :

Senator: Democracy Destroyed by Ortega
 The Republican senator from the State of Florida, Marco Rubio, issued a statement criticizing the administration of President Barack Obama, who is remaining silent about the unconstitutional re-election of President Daniel Ortega, stating “that destroys democracy in Nicaragua “.

Rubio kept his finger on the happenings in Nicaragua, after the last elections, which he termed as fraudulent. The senator’s office released a statement released by U.S. media, noting between Republicans and Democrats, who are accused of blocking the controversial reappointment as U.S. ambassador in El Salvador, Mari Carmen Aponte, who for now remains in that position by presidential appointment, though not to be confirmed by the Senate in the coming days, ambassador to El Salvador remains in office until 31 December.

Republicans in the Senate blocked a measure to prevent the confirmation of Aponte. But then Rubio supported the nomination.

NICARAGUA explicit
“I will continue to object to any of the nominees by the President (Barack) Obama, in this hemisphere until his government will give the issue of democracy in Latin America the attention it deserves. As Mari Carmen Aponte, I managed to secure Republican votes she needed to be confirmed. Ultimately, the decision prevented confirmation of Democrats (in the Senate), by failing to give a second vote. ”

“It’s a shame they decided to use the nomination (Aponte) to play political games, while remaining silent while Daniel Ortega in Nicaragua destroys democracy,” says the statement.

U.S. still unnamed ambassador in Nicaragua. The embassy in Managua has been led by a charge d’affaires since last July, after the departure of Robert Callahan. President Obama recently nominated for the office in Managua to Phyllis Powers, current U.S. ambassador in Panama. Powers must be confirmed in office by the Senate, a process that could be hampered by critical senators have issued recent elections in Nicaragua. However, Nicaragua and gave its confirmation, although the Senate does not approve of Powers in office. Senators Marco Rubio and Robert Menendez (D) recently introduced in the Senate, a resolution condemning the election “fraudulent” by Ortega.

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