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United States Sanctions a Nicaraguan Police Chief
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United States Sanctions a Nicaraguan Police Chief

The United States Sanctions a Nicaraguan Police Chief, a Member of the Nicaraguan Judiciary, and Another Member of Ortega’s Inner Circle (STL.News)  The United States is imposing sanctions on Marvin Ramiro Aguilar Garcia, Walmaro Antonio Gutierrez Mercado, and Fidel de Jesus Dominguez Alvarez, pursuant to Executive Order 13851, “Blocking Property of Certain Persons Contributing to the Situation in Nicaragua.” These three individuals enable and benefit from the Ortega administration’s corruption and abuse of the Nicaraguan people. In this designation, the Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is promoting accountability for Nicaraguan government officials who further the Ortega regime’s attacks on Nicaragua’s democracy. Marvin Ramiro Aguilar Garcia is the V...
The Ortega Regime’s New Authoritarian Law
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The Ortega Regime’s New Authoritarian Law

The Ortega Regime’s New Authoritarian Law Undermines Democracy (STL.News) The Western Hemisphere is now a hemisphere of freedom, with the exception of a few remaining tinpot authoritarian regimes, such as Nicaragua.  This week, the Ortega regime further isolated itself in the region by approving a law that could effectively prohibit Nicaraguans who stand for democracy from running for office in next year’s elections.  Implementation of it will further undermine democratic institutions and processes by prohibiting opposition figures from standing for election, threatening to turn the 2021 elections into an “election” in name only.  These actions follow the National Assembly’s passage of a Foreign Agents Law that sabotages Nicaraguans’ ability to seek democratic change, and a Cybercrimes La...
US Department of State: Designation of Former President of Nicaragua
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US Department of State: Designation of Former President of Nicaragua

Designation of Former President of Nicaragua Aleman Due to Involvement in Significant Corruption Washington, DC (STL.News) Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary Of State released the following statement: Today, I am announcing the public designation of former Nicaraguan President Arnoldo Aleman due to his involvement in significant corruption.  In his official capacity as President of Nicaragua from 1997 to 2002, Aleman was involved in corrupt acts such as misappropriating millions of dollars of public funds for the benefit of himself and members of his family.  While this designation is based on acts during his time in office, Aleman’s corruption continues to reverberate in Nicaragua today.  With this designation, I am reaffirming the importance of accountability and transparency in Nicaragua’s d...
The United States Sanctions on Members of the Nicaragua
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The United States Sanctions on Members of the Nicaragua

The United States Sanctions a Member of the Nicaraguan Judiciary, Another Member of Ortega’s Inner Circle, and Another Entity Washingtion, DC (STL.News) The US Secretary Of State, Michael R. Pompeo released the following statement: Today, the U.S. Government imposed sanctions on Ana Julia Guido Ochoa (Guido), Paul Oquist Kelley (Oquist), and Caja Rural Nacional (Caruna), pursuant to Executive Order 13851 (“Blocking Property of Certain Persons Contributing to the Situation in Nicaragua”).  These individuals and this entity enable and benefit from the corrupt and repressive activities of the Ortega regime in Nicaragua. Today’s designation of Guido and Oquist promotes accountability for the Ortega regime and those who are attempting to further its atrocious activities.  The designation of t...
The United States Condemns the Ortega Regime’s Attack on the Free Press
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The United States Condemns the Ortega Regime’s Attack on the Free Press

Washington, DC (STL.News) The US Secretary Of State, Michael R. Pompeo released the following statement: Despite the international community’s call for free and fair elections, Daniel Ortega is doubling down on repression and refusing to honor the democratic aspirations of the Nicaraguan people.  Recent intensified attacks against political opposition figures and independent media in Nicaragua, including the use of spurious revenue charges to shutter studios and seize equipment, demonstrate that Ortega, along with Vice President Rosario Murillo, are interested only in prolonging their rule. In this regard, Ortega has become the dictator he fought against so long ago.  As Nicaraguans this week commemorate 199 years of independence, Ortega’s actions remind us of a previous dark period in N...
US Department of State: Nicaragua’s Independence Day?
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US Department of State: Nicaragua’s Independence Day?

Washington, DC (STL.News) The US Secretary Of State, Michael R. Pompeo released the following statement: On behalf of the Government of the United States and the American people, I congratulate the people of Nicaragua as you celebrate your 199th?Independence?Day. The Nicaraguan people have endured a difficult year.  We support their desire to restore democracy through free and fair elections, even as Daniel Ortega’s callous, repressive government continues to commit human rights abuses and block meaningful reforms. The United States is certain the will of the Nicaraguan people will prevail and applauds their resilience and abiding faith in their nation on this Independence Day. CLICK to VIEW SOURCE
Morgan Ortagus: International Day in Support of Victims of Torture
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Morgan Ortagus: International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

Washington, DC (STL.News) Press Statement by Morgan Ortagus, Department Spokesperson: On the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, we honor and support victims and survivors throughout the world.   We observe this day on the anniversary of the date on which the UN Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment came into effect; 166 countries including the United States have since ratified the Convention.  The United States is committed to using all available tools to promote accountability for those who engage in these practices, which can destroy the lives of victims.  Sadly, we continue to receive reports of torture from across the globe. The Iranian regime employs a wide range of officially and unofficially sanctioned torture to ...