The government of President Arnoldo Aleman Lacayo
hopes to get vast new loans from the international financial agencies and spend the money in ways that will benefit the already wealthy while doing very little for those who suffered most.
The Nicaraguan Jesuit magazine, Envio, fears Nicaragua's President Arnoldo Aleman Lacayo
will use whatever aid he gets in the same way that dictator Somoza used the money that came after the 1972 earthquake -- to add to his wealth and that of his cronies.
Nicaraguan President Arnoldo Aleman Lacayo
-- who failed to declare a state of emergency, politicized arriving aid and demonstrated general incompetence -- was left seriously weakened when the skies finally cleared.