June 19 - 28, 2011
This delegation will focus on examining the US role in Nicaragua's November 2011 elections for President and for members of the National Assembly.
A similar delegation in 2006 found substantial US intervention which Nicaraguans who met with the delegation felt had gone well beyond what was appropriate or correct. A representative of the International Republican Institute in Nicaragua equated the relationship between Nicaragua and the US to that of a son to a father. "Children should not argue with their parents," she said.
At a time when foreign funding in US elections has raised an outcry, it is important to expose the US role of US funding in other countries elections.