The United States and the European Union announced Monday (10/1) sanctions against six Nicaraguan officials over what the Biden administration called “the fraudulent national elections that their regime orchestrated in November, further consolidating their control of power to the detriment of the Nicaraguan people.”
The announcement came on the day of the inauguration of President Daniel Ortega and his wife, Vice President Rosario Murillo.
The US Treasury Department accused the six officials of “acts of violence”, spreading disinformation and targeting journalists.
Following the November election, in which Ortega-Murillo was re-elected for a fourth time, President Joe Biden called the election a “pantomime” and said he would “use all diplomatic and economic tools at his disposal to help the people of Nicaragua and hold the Ortega-Murillo Government and them accountable.” that facilitated the offence.”
At that time, America imposed sanctions on several officials associated with Ortega.
The officials sanctioned Monday were from the military, the Nicaraguan Institute of Telecommunications and Posts, and the state-owned Nicaraguan Mining Company.[ka/lt]