On Wednesday, President Biden signed a bill into law that calls for more sanctions and pressure on Nicaragua. The move comes after the US has deemed Nicaragua’s presidential election a “sham” and has threatened to take action.
The Reinforcing Nicaragua’s Adherence to Conditions for Electoral Reform Act of 2021, known as the RENACER Act, calls for targeted sanctions against Nicaraguan officials as well as restricting Nicaragua’s access to international financial institutions. Sanctioning Nicaragua has strong bipartisan support in Congress, and the bill easily passed through the House and Senate.
Nicaragua’s election was held Sunday and resulted in President Daniel Ortega securing a fourth term in office. The US had called the election a “sham” before it even happened, the accusation being that Ortega jailed his opposition, but there were other candidates on the ballot.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken released a statement Monday threatening new sanctions and other actions against Ortega. A State Department official told Reuters that sanctions are coming “very soon” and that they would just be the first in a series of steps that will “ramp up over time.”
The US has used claims of election fraud to impose crushing economic sanctions elsewhere in Latin America. In Venezuela, after years of sanctions and a failed US-backed coup attempt, President Nicolas Maduro still holds office in Caracas, and only the civilian population has suffered from the US campaign.
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I cannot say I follow the current events in Nicaragua but I do know that very few Nicaraguans are trying to cross the Southern Border into the USA. These crossers are mostly from countries with Governments supported by Washington.
don’t pay any attention to the US government or the US mainstream media when any one of them talks about how bad these official enemies of the USA are. it’s all baseless claims, outright lies, and censorship – it’s all part of their Imperial mindset
They can’t stand any nation anywhere that tries to go its own way or set up its own independent economic/political system of socialism or justice and equality – especially in Latin America.
these crackpots in the US gov’t and media still can’t get over the Cuban revolution 60 years later! that’s how retro and reactionary they are. hahahaha
and Ben Norton was just in Nicaragua for the elections, I think he’s still there….
The United States supported a brutally violent coup attempt against Nicaragua’s Sandinista government in 2018.
That putsch failed, so now Washington is trying to crush the Nicaraguan people with sanctions (ie, economic warfare), just like in Venezuela.
That’s on top of Reagan’s Central American War in the 80’s that left a whole passel of failed states in its wake.
There are few countries that would be candidates for US sanctions if double standar wasn’t the driving principal of the US government.
Please help me with my memory. Have we meddled in Nicaragua before? I seem to remember something……………………
Rho Khanna is a lier working for Silicone Valley and the CIA.
Rho Khanna is a lier.
He works for Silicone Valley and the CIA.
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