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Constitution of Nicaragua (1987)

Title IV, Chapter 3, Article 60:

“Nicaraguans have the right to live in a healthy environment; it is the duty of the State to preserve, conserve and save the environment and natural resources.”

Title VI, Chapter 1, Article 102:

“The natural resources are national patrimony. The preservation of the environment, and the conservation, development and rational exploitation of the natural resources are responsibilities of the State.”

Title VI, Chapter 1, Article 105:

“It is the obligation of the State to regulate, justly and rationally, the distribution of basic consumer goods and their supplies, both in the countryside and in the city. “*

*In 2003, the Constitution of Nicaragua was amended to read “It is the obligation of the State to promote, facilitate, and regulate the provision of basic public services of energy, communications,¬†water, transportation, road infrastructure, ports, and airports to the people, and access to these is their inalienable right. Private investments and their modalities and the concessions of exploitation to private individuals in these areas shall be regulated by law in each case.”