Friday, April 06, 2007

Nicaragua Deputies Accuse Guatemala

Managua, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) Nicaraguan Deputy to the Central American Parliament (PARLACEN), Jacinto Suarez, accused the government of Guatemala of not complying with security commitments made to the sub regional legislative institution that has its headquarters in that country.

In declarations to the El Nuevo Diario newspaper the deputy assured that there are "no conditions for work or security" in the PARLACEN headquarters.

PARLACEN met two weeks ago in Nicaragua and next month will meet in Panama due to the lack of security in Guatemala where three Salvadorian deputies and their driver were killed last February 19.

The crisis reached a climax when four police agents were arrested as material authors of the crime and were later executed in the maximum-security prison where they awaited conclusion of investigations.

In view of events, Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega invited PARLACEN to change headquarters to Managua offering the Presidential Palace, a spacious and modern building that he refuses to occupy for reasons of austerity,

The Central American presidents must unanimously approve any permanent change of venue, although the subject has not yet been discussed.

According to Suarez, the Guatemala evasion to discuss a change obeys political, personal and even economic interests.

The regional parliament was founded in 1991 and is integrated by Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama and the Dominican Republic.

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