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The United States imposes visa restrictions on officials in Nicaragua

In view of the severe repression of the opposition in Nicaragua, the US government wants to impose further sanctions. The U.S. State Department announced in Washington on Friday evening (local time) that 19 election officials and party officials in Nicaragua would be subject to visa restrictions. They are engaged in an “attack on democracy” and are not welcomed in the United States.


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The United States has accused President Ordega of repressing the opposition

The U.S. government previously imposed visa restrictions, which also affected senior Nicaraguan officials. The U.S. State Department has criticized President Daniel Ortega’s leadership for arresting dozens of political opponents and pro – democratic actors over the past three months. Opposition activists were recently arrested in Central America. Opposition parties have stated they will not run for office until the November 7 presidential election. The former revolutionary ruled Nicaragua from 2007 and led the country’s fate from 1979 to 1990. He is aiming for his fourth term in November.

Accessed August 21, 2021 at 05:48 am https://www.sn.at/politik/weltpolitik/usa-verhaengen-visa-beschraenkungen-gegen-beamte-in-nicaragua-108315103

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