US, Central American nations rally for Nicaraguan president facing impeachment

The United States and six Central American countries are voicing their support this weekend for Nicaraguan President Enrique Bolanos, facing possible impeachment and removal by the Nicaraguan legislature next week on corruption charges. Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Panama and the US all fear that the removal of Bolanos could threaten Nicaragua's democratic system. The possible impeachment stems from Bolanos' failure to explain the sources of his campaign funding. The US State Department issued this statement Saturday supporting Bolanos and "decrying recent ploys which constitute a serious threat to institutionality, the rule of law, and democratic governance."

 

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