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Cablegate: Nicaragua: Amcit Property Claims Monthly Update: May 2007

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R 041940Z JUN 07
FM AMEMBASSY MANAGUA
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 0412
INFO RUEATRS/DEPT OF TREASURY WASHINGTON DC
RUEHZA/WHA CENTRAL AMERICAN COLLECTIVE

UNCLAS MANAGUA 001409

SIPDIS

STATE FOR WHA/CEN GSCHIFFER, EB/IFD/OIA, L/CID AND WHA/EPSC
TREASURY FOR INL MDONOVAN AND GCHRISTOPOLUS, OWH/ ASWARTZMAN

STATE PASS TO USTR

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E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: EINV ECON USTR KIDE NU
SUBJECT: NICARAGUA: AMCIT PROPERTY CLAIMS MONTHLY UPDATE: MAY 2007

1. (U) Summary: In May of the 2006-2007 waiver year, the Government of Nicaragua (GON) did not resolve any Embassy-registered property claims. No claims have been resolved so far in CY 07. Since January 1995, 2,509 Embassy-registered property claims belonging to 654 American citizens (Amcits) have been resolved. With the reactivation of two claims of one Amcit, there remain 684 registered property claims belonging to 298 Amcits. Including Amcit claims not registered with the Embassy, a total of 4,529 Amcits' claims have been resolved since January 1995. Most have involved compensation via government-issued indemnification bonds (bonos de pago de indemnizacion or BPIs). As of December 31, 2006, the GON had issued BPIs with a face value of US$319,700,000 to Embassy-registered claimants. As of May 31, 2007, the face value of BPIs issued remains the same. End Summary.

STATUS OF AMCIT PROPERTY AS OF 05/31/07
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2. (U) The following is a snapshot of current Amcit property
claims. To differentiate between claims registered before and after
the July 31, 2005 Consolidated Appropriations Act deadline, the
Embassy maintains separate registers. No claims were resolved in
the month of May.

EMBASSY-REGISTERED CLAIMS NUMBER
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Total Amcits with all claims resolved 654
(145 were Amcits at time of confiscation)

Total Amcits with pending claims 298
(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 684
(117 were claims of Amcits at time of confiscation)

Total Amcit claims resolved 2,509
(403 were claims of Amcits at time of confiscation)


EMBASSY-REGISTERED CLAIMS BY CALENDAR YEAR NUMBER
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Claims resolved so far in calendar year 2007 0
(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
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Registered claims resolved so far in 2006-07 29
(waiver year: August 1, 2006-July 31, 2007)

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
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Total Amcit properties under GON control 54
(subject to revision)

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 442
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TOTAL CLAIMS RESOLVED BY LAND SWAPS 6
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TOTAL CLAIMS COMPENSATED IN BONDS 1,849
(face value of bonds US$319.70 million)
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NON-REGISTERED RESOLUTIONS BY WAIVER YEAR NUMBER
----------------------------------------- ------

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
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Total number of Amcit claims resolved 4,529

NON-WAIVER CLAIMS REGISTERED AFTER JULY 31, 2005
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Total Amcit claimants registered with Embassy 11
(1 was an Amcit at time of confiscation)

Total Amcit claims pending resolution 17
(1 was a claim of an Amcit at time of confiscation)

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