TODAY NICARAGUA NEWS – Nicaragua has hired a K Street firm to represent its interests in Washington, the country coming under scrutiny and international criticism over allegations that it rigged elections to keep President Daniel Ortega in power.
The Gephardt Group signed its contract with Francisco Obadiah Campbell Hooker, Nicaragua’s Amabassor to the United States, on Dec. 1.
The details submitted by K Street to the U.S. Justice Department say that the company will be holding meetings with congressional and executive branch officials to influence policies “that contribute to the economic and political relations between the Republic of Nicaragua and the United States of America, as they arise.”
The  one year contract is worth US$35,000 per month.
The Obama administration has had “a cordial relationship” with Nicaragua, but decades

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