Rifts continue to divide the opposition in Nicaragua
Managua, jul 27 (Prensa Latina) Bickering over the formation of the commissions of the National Coalition (NC) threatens to become another infighting issue among members of this Nicaraguan opposition platform, a right-wing newspaper warned.
The reason for the latest internal disagreement within the group lies in the proposal of the Constitutionalist Liberal Party (PLC) to incorporate former officials of the Arnoldo Aleman government (1997-2002) who have been accused of corruption as members of the commissions, La Prensa newspaper, the main opposition media platform, explained.
Among those proposed by the PLC are Maria Fernanda Flores, wife of the party's leader; Yamileth Bonilla and Martha MacCoy, the latter two members of Aleman's cabinet, warned Luis Fley, a member of the Nicaraguan Democratic Force.
Both Bonilla and MacCoy faced investigation inquiries for alleged corruption, recalled Fley who during the 80s was a member of the Contras, the irregular forces that with the support of the Ronald Reagan administration fought the Sandinista Revolution.
For its part, La Prensa quoted NC sources who consider the continuity of the alliance with the PLC to be in danger if the red party insists on including Flores, Bonilla and McCoy in the working committees.
The publication recalls that former President Aleman was sentenced to 20 years in prison in 2003 for money laundering, embezzlement and electoral transgressions, among other crimes.
He also faced trials in Panama for laundering 50 million dollars, charges for which his spouse was also indicted.
Yamileth Bonilla was accused of acts of corruption when she was part of the National Cement Production Company.
And Martha McCoy was charged with a similar offense linked to the fraud of the state-owned Channel 6, when she was serving as secretary of communication of the presidency, in the Aleman cabinet.
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