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Title: NICARAGUA: AMCIT PROPERTY CLAIMS MONTHLY UPDATE: DECEMBER 2007

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08MANAGUA52008-01-03 16:08:00 2011-08-30 01:44:00 UNCLASSIFIED Embassy Managua
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DE RUEHMU #0005/01 0031608
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R 031608Z JAN 08
FM AMEMBASSY MANAGUA
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 1889
INFO RUEATRS/DEPT OF TREASURY WASHINGTON DC
RUEHZA/WHA CENTRAL AMERICAN COLLECTIVE
UNCLAS MANAGUA 000005 
 
SIPDIS 
 
STATE FOR WHA/CEN, EB/IFD/OIA, AND L/CID 
STATE ALSO FOR WHA/EPSC 
STATE PASS TO USTR 
TREASURY FOR INL AND OWH 
 
SIPDIS 
 
E.O. 12958: N/A 
TAGS: EINV ECON USTR KIDE NU
SUBJECT: NICARAGUA: AMCIT PROPERTY CLAIMS MONTHLY UPDATE: DECEMBER 2007
 
¶1. Summary: In December of the 2007-2008 waiver year, the legal 
representative for the heirs of a deceased American citizen claimant 
informed us that the GON resolved a claim registered in the 
Embassy's Property Office database. 
 
¶2. Since January 1995, the GON has resolved 2,519 Embassy-registered property claims belonging to 658 American citizens (Amcits). The Property Office database now includes 674 registered property claims belonging to 294 American citizens. Including American citizen claims not registered with the Embassy, the GON has resolved a total of 4,539 American citizen claims since January 1995. Most have involved compensation via government-issued indemnification bonds ("bonos de pago de indemnizacion" or BPIs). As of December 31, 2007, the GON had issued BPIs with a face value of $324,000,500 to Embassy-registered claimants. With the inclusion of this claim, the GON has resolved ten cases during CY07 and five this waiver year. End Summary.
 
 
EMBASSY-REGISTERED CLAIMS RESOLVED IN DECEMBER 2007 
--------------------------------------------- ------ 
 
¶3. In December 2007, the fifth month of the 2007-2008 waiver year, 
the legal representative for the heirs of a deceased American 
citizen claimant informed the Embassy that the GON had resolved one 
claim registered as an active case in the Embassy's Property Office 
database. 
 
                     Type of     No. of    Type of 
Claimant             Claim       Claims    Resolution 
--------             -----       ------    ---------- 

Molina, Arturo       land          1         bonds 
 
¶4. On December 20, 2007, Dr. Rene Mendoza Corrales, legal 
representative for the heirs of Mr. Arturo Molina Garcia, provided a 
written statement to the Embassy Property Office attesting that GON 
had compensated Molina with indemnification bonds (BPIs) for a rural 
farm outside of Managua confiscated by the Sandinistas.  The heirs 
of Mr. Molina reached a settlement with the GON for BPIs with a face 
value of 50,270,700 cordobas, approximately $2,600,000.  We have 
updated our database to reflect this settlement. 
 
STATUS OF AMCIT PROPERTY AS OF 12/30/07 
--------------------------------------- 

¶5.  The following is a snapshot of current American citizens' 
property claims.  The Embassy maintains separate databases for 
claims registered before and after the July 31, 2005, deadline in 
the Consolidated Appropriations Act. 
 
 
EMBASSY-REGISTERED CLAIMS                         NUMBER 
-------------------------                         ------ 

Total Amcits with all claims resolved                658 
  (145 were Amcits at time of confiscation) 
 
Total Amcits with pending claims                     294 
  (64 were Amcits at time of confiscation) 
 
Total Amcits registered with the Embassy           1,137 
  prior to July 31, 2005 
  (269 were Amcits at time of confiscation) 
 
Total Amcit claims pending resolution                674 
  (117 were claims of Amcits at time of confiscation) 
 
Total Amcit claims resolved                        2,519 
  (403 were claims of Amcits at time of confiscation) 
 
 
EMBASSY-REGISTERED CLAIMS BY CALENDAR YEAR NUMBER
------------------------------------------        ------ 

Claims resolved in calendar year 2007                 10 
  (0 were claims of Amcits at time of confiscation) 
 
Claims resolved calendar year 2006                    81 
  (6 were claims of Amcits at time of confiscation) 
 
Claims resolved calendar year 2005                   126 
  (7 were claims of Amcits at time of confiscation) 
 
Claims resolved calendar year 2004                   218 
 
  (11 were claims of Amcits at time of confiscation) 
 
Claims resolved calendar year 2003                   243 
  (22 were claims of Amcits at time of confiscation) 
 
Claims resolved calendar year 2002                   125 
  (20 were claims of Amcits at time of confiscation) 
 
Claims resolved calendar year 2001                   175 
  (17 were claims of Amcits at time of confiscation) 
 
Claims resolved calendar year 2000                    70 
  (7 were claims of Amcits at time of confiscation) 
 
 
EMBASSY-REGISTERED CLAIMS RESOLVED BY WAIVER YEAR NUMBER
--------------------------------------------- ---- ------ 

Registered claims resolved so far in 2007-08           5 
  (waiver year: August 1, 2007 - July 31, 2008) 
 
Registered claims resolved 2006-07 waiver year        34 
 
Registered claims resolved 2005-06 waiver year        86 
 
Registered claims resolved 2004-05 waiver year       187 
 
Registered claims resolved 2003-04 waiver year       214 
 
Registered claims resolved 2002-03 waiver year       183 
 
Registered claims resolved 2001-02 waiver year       160 
 
Registered claims resolved 2000-01 waiver year       142 
 
Registered claims resolved 1999-00 waiver year        77 
 
Registered claims resolved 1998-99 waiver year       156 
 
Registered claims resolved 1997-98 waiver year       204 
 
Registered claims resolved 1996-97 waiver year       145 
 
 
EMBASSY-REGISTERED CLAIMS UNDER GON CONTROL NUMBER
-------------------------------------------       ------ 
 
Total Amcit properties under GON control              54 
  (subject to revision) 
 
GON-held claims resolved 2007-08 waiver year           0 
 
GON-held claims resolved 2006-07 waiver year           0 
 
GON-held claims resolved 2005-06 waiver year           3 
 
GON-held claims resolved 2004-05 waiver year          16 
 
GON-held claims resolved 2003-04 waiver year          12 
 
GON-held claims resolved 2002-03 waiver year          11 
 
GON-held claims resolved 2001-02 waiver year          26 
 
GON-held claims resolved 2000-01 waiver year           2 
 
GON-held claims resolved 1999-00 waiver year           2 
 
GON-held claims resolved 1998-99 waiver year           5 
 
GON-held claims resolved 1997-98 waiver year          29 
 
GON-held claims resolved (total)                     176 
 
 
TOTAL PROPERTIES RECOVERED                        NUMBER 
--------------------------     ------ 

                                                     445 
 
TOTAL CLAIMS RESOLVED BY LAND SWAPS               NUMBER 
-----------------------------------               ------ 

                                                       6 
 
TOTAL CLAIMS COMPENSATED IN BONDS 
(face value of bonds $324.5 million)             NUMBER 
-------------------------------------              ----- 
 
                                                   1,857 
 
NON-REGISTERED RESOLUTIONS BY WAIVER YEAR NUMBER
-----------------------------------------         ------ 

Non-registered resolutions 2007-08 waiver year         0 
 
Non-registered resolutions 2006-07 waiver year        12 
 
Non-registered resolutions 2005-06 waiver year        30 
 
Non-registered resolutions 2004-05 waiver year         0 
 
Non-registered resolutions 2003-04 waiver year         6 
 
Non-registered resolutions 2002-03 waiver year        22 
 
Non-registered resolutions 2001-02 waiver year        93 
 
Non-registered resolutions 2000-01 waiver year       300 
 
Non-registered resolutions 1999-00 waiver year       455 
 
Non-registered resolutions 1998-99 waiver year       310 
 
Non-registered resolutions 1997-98 waiver year       230 
 
Non-registered resolutions 1996-97 waiver year       208 
 
 
TOTAL REGISTERED & NON-REGISTERED RESOLUTIONS NUMBER
---------------------------------------------     ------ 

Total number of Amcit claims resolved              4,539 
 
NON-WAIVER CLAIMS REGISTERED AFTER JULY 31, 2005 NUMBER
--------------------------------------------- ---  ------ 

Total Amcit claimants registered with Embassy         12 
(1 was an Amcit at time of confiscation) 
 
Total Amcit claims pending resolution                 18 
(1 was a claim of an Amcit at time of confiscation) 
 
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