BATTLE BETWEEN PRESIDENT & COMPTROLLER GENERAL ESCALATES, ENDANGERING NICARAGUA'S STANDING IN INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY.Nicarguan President Arnoldo Aleman won a round in his long- running struggle with Comptroller General Noun 1. Comptroller General - a United States federal official who supervises expenditures and settles claims against the government
functionary, official - a worker who holds or is invested with an office Agustin Jarquin regarding accusations of corruption. Their battles have moved into the courts and the National Assembly, where the governing Partido Liberal The Partido Liberal could be the
retrospective falsification unconscious distortion of past experiences to conform to present emotional needs. of public documents, fraud, and embezzlement embezzlement, wrongful use, for one's own selfish ends, of the property of another when that property has been legally entrusted to one. Such an act was not larceny at common law because larceny was committed only when property was acquired by a "felonious taking," i. . The case involves payments from that office to a fictitious "advisor" in 1998. Documents apparently copied from comptroller files show Jarquin's office authorized payments totaling US$27,000 to television commentator Danilo Lacayo under a false name. The judge has proceeded with the hearing despite Jarquin's and Frixione's immunity from prosecution, saying immunity would be taken up during the trial. National Assembly president Ivan Escobar promised to have a committee consider lifting their immunity. Frixione responded with formal charges against Aleman for violating the ethics law by refusing to report his assets for the period 1990-1997. She also charged that the president's personal advisor, Jaime Morales, had illegally taken documents from the comptroller general's office concerning the contract with Lacayo. Citing the Constitution, Frixione said the charges based on those documents had no legal standing because they were obtained illegally. She said there was nothing wrong with the Lacayo contract, recommended by an assistant, except that a false name had been used without Jarquin's knowledge. International pressure to end dispute builds The Aleman-Jarquin struggle has caused strong reaction within Nicaragua as well as from the international community. In Nicaragua, the Foro de Transparencia e Integridad, organized by the government in February, called for action against corruption. The forum, whose members include civil and government representatives, Cardenal Miguel Obando y Bravo Miguel Cardinal Obando y Bravo (born February 2, 1926) was the Archbishop of Managua from 1985 until his resignation on March 12, 2005. He was one of the cardinal electors who participated in the 2005 papal conclave that selected Pope Benedict XVI. , World Bank president James D. Wolfensohn, and IDB (ITS Data Bus) An interface between devices in an automobile endorsed by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE). Designed to fulfill the goal of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), the ITS Data Bus enables engine diagnostic equipment, GPS navigation systems, president Enrique Iglesias Enrique Miguel Iglesias Preysler (born on May 8, 1975, in Madrid, Spain) is a singer/songwriter of Asian and European ancestry.
Iglesias's career started on Indie label Fonovisa who helped turn him into one of the most popular artists in Latin America and in the Latin market , began meeting in February to discuss toughening anti-corruption laws and to press for a law against nepotism nep·o·tism
Favoritism shown or patronage granted to relatives, as in business.
[French népotisme, from Italian nepotismo, from nepote, nephew, from Latin and another to give redress to citizens for misdeeds of government officials. The forum's recommendations are to form part of a Plan Nacional de Integridad. Martin Stabile stabile (stā`bēl), an abstract construction that is completely stationary. The form was pioneered by Alexander Calder, and examples were termed stabiles to distinguish them from mobiles, their moving counterparts, also invented by Calder. , Inter-American Development Bank Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
international organization founded in 1959 by 20 governments in North and South America to finance economic and social development in the Western Hemisphere. (IDB) representative in Nicaragua, asked the government for a timetable of steps it will take to curb corruption along with cost estimates that might be underwritten by international donors. Kent Degerfelt, European Union European Union (EU), name given since the ratification (Nov., 1993) of the Treaty of European Union, or Maastricht Treaty, to the
European Community (EU) Ambassador in Nicaragua, told the daily La Prensa the Aleman-Jarquin battle was causing "concern" within donor countries, especially as it might hurt Nicaragua's proposals for aid at the upcoming meeting of the donor countries' Consultative Group in Stockholm. Sweden's Ambassador to Nicaragua Jan Bjeringer said, "There is a risk that the conflicts between the executive and the comptroller might create a negative image for some donor countries, which could affect their donations." Nicaragua and other countries hit by Hurricane Mitch (see EcoCentral, 1998-11-12) will present reconstruction plans to the Consultative Group in Stockholm. But Aleman and Jarquin have taken their disputes into that arena as well. At the Stockholm meeting, Jarquin and the other regional comptrollers, members of the Organizacion de Contralores de Centroamerica y el Caribe (OCEFS), plan to ask for funds for international auditing of the use of reconstruction funds. Jarquin needs Aleman's support because the president currently represents the regional presidents as secretary pro tem [Latin, For the time being.] An abbreviation used for pro tempore, Latin for "temporary or provisional."
A person who acts as a temporary substitute serves pro tem. of Central American integration. But instead of backing a regional system, Aleman set up his own oversight mechanism for Nicaragua and is looking for Looking for
In the context of general equities, this describing a buy interest in which a dealer is asked to offer stock, often involving a capital commitment. Antithesis of in touch with. financial support for it from the IDB. [Sources: Notimex, 02/05/99, 03/20/99, 03/22/99; La Prensa (Nicaragua), 02/05/99, 02/07/99, 03/03/99, 03/05/99, 03/21/99, 03/26/99, 03/29/99]