The citizens of Nicaragua today celebrated their 190th anniversary of independence.
The politics of Nicaragua takes place in a framework of a presidential representative democratic republic. The president of Nicaragua is both head of state and head of government, and of a multi-party system, according to Wikimedia.
US Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton, speaking in Washington, DC, extended the congratulations of President Obama and the people of the United States, to the people of Nicaragua on their National Day.
“This is an opportunity to reflect upon Nicaragua’s rich cultural heritage and the bonds between our two countries.” -Ms. Clinton
She highlighted that as the United Nations celebrates the International Year of People of African Descent, the world is reminded of Afro-descendants throughout Nicaragua’s history who have contributed in ways large and small to the fabric of their society.
“As you celebrate this special day with family and friends, know that the United States is your partner and we look forward to continuing our history of cooperation and respect. I am delighted to send best wishes to all Nicaraguans everywhere for continued peace and prosperity in this year and the years to come.” -Ms. Clinton
Nicaragua’s agricultural sector has benefited so much from its strong ties to Venezuela. Reports say it is estimated that Venezuela will import approximately $200 million in agricultural goods.