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US Sanctions Nicaragua Over ‘Sham’ Election

US Sanctions Nicaragua Over ‘Sham’ Election

From: VOA

In the wake of the recent election in Nicaragua in which President Daniel Ortega was elected for a fourth consecutive time, the Biden administration on Monday announced sanctions on several Nicaraguan officials, calling the elections a “sham.”

The U.S. cited the Public Ministry of Nicaragua, which is the country’s prosecutor’s office, saying that in the runup to the November 7 elections it “unjustly arrested and investigated presidential candidates and prevented them from running for office, thereby undermining democracy in Nicaragua,” the Treasury Department said in a statement.

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