US Sanctions 116 Ortega Admin Figures for ‘Undermining’ Nicaragua’s Democracy on Inauguration Day


by Morgan Artyukhina
© AP Photo / Cristobal Venegas

The Biden administration announced on Monday it had levied sanctions against scores of Nicaraguan officials, calling it a defense of democracy and human rights in the country. Washington rejected the Central American nation’s recent elections because incumbent President Daniel Ortega, a socialist, won.

The sanctions were unveiled as Nicaragua was preparing to inaugurate the victors of the November 7, 2021, election, including Ortega, who will begin a fourth five-year term as president. He has been in office since 2007, winning reelection four times with comparable margins of support.

Publish : 2022-01-11 09:05:00

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