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2021 Trafficking in Persons Report: Nicaragua

Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons This is the Nicaragua specific portion of the report. For the entire report please visit the 2021 Trafficking in Persons Report on the State Department’s website. NICARAGUA: Tier 3 The Government of Nicaragua does not fully meet the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking and is not making significant efforts to ...
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The United States Welcomes the Organization of American States Resolution on Nicaragua

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE JUNE 16, 2021 Yesterday, an overwhelming majority of Organization of American States (OAS) member states sent a clear message of support for the Nicaraguan people and their fight for free and fair elections, respect for human rights, and accountability. The resolution approved yesterday condemns the Ortega-Murillo regime’s ...
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Announcing Sanctions on the Ortega Regime in Response to Arbitrary Detentions and Other Undemocratic Moves

Press Statement Antony J. Blinken, Secretary of State June 9, 2021 The United States calls on President Ortega and the Nicaraguan government to immediately release presidential candidates Cristiana Chamorro, Arturo Cruz, Félix Maradiaga, Juan Sebastian Chamorro and other civil society and opposition leaders arrested in the past week, including in last night’s crackdown, which sent ...
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Treasury Sanctions Nicaraguan Officials for Supporting Ortega’s Efforts to Undermine Democracy, Human Rights, and the Economy

June 9, 2021 WASHINGTON — Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated four individuals who support the Ortega regime — a regime that has undermined democracy, abused the human rights of civilians, enacted repressive laws with grave economic consequences, and tried to silence the independent news media. The ...
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