CARACAS, Monday June 11, 2012 | Update

Venezuela buys 12.56% of Nicaragua exports

Nicaragua's global exports have increased by 11% in 2012

Monday June 11, 2012  10:58 AM

The United States remains the largest destination for exports from Nicaragua, followed by Venezuela and Canada. As a whole, the three countries buy more than half of all products sold by the Central American country.

Venezuela buys 12.56% of Nicaragua exports, as shown by the latest Nicaraguan statistics.

State-run Center for Exports (Cetrex) said that Nicaragua exports amounted to USD 1.19 billion in products in the first five months of this year, up 11% from USD 1.07 billion in the same period in 2011.

Between January and May, Nicaragua's exports to Venezuela totaled USD 149.4 million.

Gagging Twitter users

Pablo Jiménez Guaricuco was summarily dismissed from his Clerk III job at the Autonomous Service of Public Registries and Notaries' Offices (Saren). He read a notice published in a newspaper on November 5 informing the public that he was no longer employed to the Saren. He was sacked despite the fact that he was taking a leave of absence from work due to a work-related accident, and that he enjoyed security of employment under the parental job-immunity privilege. Most probably, the decision was influenced by his role as a union organizer. But what did he do, besides leading protests, to deserve the sack? Well, he allegedly sent off a series of tweets that definitely hurt the sensitivity of the Saren Directorate.

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