Questions posed to Congressman Serrano by Gregory Lewin.
you agree with the threats being made by Rep. Dana Rohrabacher chairman
of the International Relations Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigation
to stop all aids and money remittances that the
Nicaraguans and Nicaraguan Americans living in the United States sends to
sustain their families should Daniel Ortega wins the upcoming elections?
And do think it is fair for the United States to punish the Nicaraguan people
if they freely choose Daniel Ortega as their next President?
"I do not support applying any type of economic sanctions on the
people of Nicaragua as a result of their choice in upcoming elections.
Such punishments run contrary to our nation's proper role as a champion of
free and fair elections. In particular, I have always found remittance
bans to be especially cruel, as they target families.
should the Nicaraguan people in Nicaragua and the United States expect
from the U.S. Gov. should Daniel Ortega actually wins the upcoming
We can help to create a more positive and open
hemisphere if we treat our neighbors with respect and decency."
your opinion, what should the United States do should Daniel Ortega wins
the Presidency? Should dialogue be pursued to ease all tension and create
a safer region in the Central Americas or should the United States move
forward with Rep. Dana Rohrabacher recommendations?
In the wake of the
elections, as long as they are deemed fair and open, I will support
dialogue and engagement with whomever wins, regardless of ideology. I will
work with my friends and colleagues to ensure that this is the stance of
the U.S. government.
the Democrats share the same sentiments as Rep. Dana Rohrabacher and his
America does not need to create yet another strained
and unpleasant relationship with a Latin American country based on
Congressman Josť E. Serrano
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