Nicaraguan Presidential Address

Nicaraguan President Chamorro spoke before a joint session of Congress on her country’s new democracy. President Chamorro was… read more

Nicaraguan President Chamorro spoke before a joint session of Congress on her country’s new democracy. President Chamorro was elected to the Nicaraguan presidency in February 1990 over President Ortega, and is on a three day state visit to Washington, DC. The U.S. has pledged $541 million to Nicaragua following the election of President Chamorro, but only $207 has been dispersed, mainly to reform Nicaragua’s banking system and to aid development of private industry. The Nicaraguan president asked Congress for additional financial aid to support her country’s economy and to “rise from the ashes of previous dictatorships.” She emphasized, however, her administration’s distance from totalitarianism, and said Nicaragua would not allow the transportation of arms outside of the country. The president delivered her speech in Spanish, with an interpreter repeating her sentences in English between pauses in her speech. Congress received President Chamorro with enthusiastic applause. close

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Nicaraguan Presidential Address

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Program ID:
17580-1
Category:
House Highlight
Format:
Joint Meeting
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Apr 16, 1991
Last Aired:
Apr 21, 1991

Airing Details

  • Apr 16, 1991 | 10:54am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Apr 16, 1991 | 8:34pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Apr 17, 1991 | 4:35am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 17, 1991 | 6:55am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Apr 20, 1991 | 4:25pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 21, 1991 | 8:45am EDT | C-SPAN 1
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