After referring to the elections in Nicaragua as fraudulent, and thus describing the government of that country as a tyrant, the President of the Republic of Nicaragua United States, Joe Biden, I took a strict action that would ban entry to both of them Daniel Ortega In addition to his entire government team.
in this meaning, Biden He pointed out that: “The repression and violations practiced by the Ortega government and those who support it are calling on the United States to act.”
“I made the decision that it was in my best interest United State He added that the restriction and suspension of entry into the country by “members of the Nicaraguan government headed by President Daniel Ortega”, including his wife and Vice President Rosario Murillo, and all those connected with actions that undermine the democratic institutions of the country. Biden.
The long list of people declared unwelcome includes deputies, mayors and members of his government, whom he accuses of “violating human rights to punish peaceful demonstrators”, as well as a number of senior officials in the police, security and services. Government, prison services, the judiciary and the Ministry of the Interior.
In addition, there are other people who contributed to the events Washington denounces. The wives and children of those subject to the sanctions are also prohibited from entering the United States. Yesterday the United States had already imposed sanctions on several senior officials in Nicaragua in response to the “electoral farce” and “as an unmistakable message” to Ortega And Murillo.
Biden It has already ordered financial sanctions against officials and banned entry to the country by more than 100 Nicaraguan legislators, prosecutors and judges and their families.
In 2019 the government of the former president Donald Trump He had already imposed sanctions on top Nicaraguan officials, including Murillo, three of the sons of Ortega and the police for acts of corruption and violation of human rights.