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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 ... Read More»

The United States Sanctions a Member of the Nicaraguan Judiciary, Another Member of Ortega’s Inner Circle, and Another Entity

PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE OCTOBER 9, 2020   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 ... Read More»

Treasury Sanctions Nicaraguan Financial Institution and Officials Supporting Ortega Regime

U.S Department of the Treasury Press Release 10/09/2020   WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated Nicaraguan financial institution Cooperativa De Ahorro Y Credito Caja Rural Nacional RL, as well as Attorney General Ana Julia Guido De Romero and Secretary of the Presidency Paul Herbert Oquist ... Read More»

Treasury Sanctions Senior Nicaraguan Government Officials, Increasing Pressure on President Ortega’s Regime

U.S Department of the Treasury Press Releases May 22, 2020 WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated two senior Nicaraguan government officials, Julio Cesar Aviles Castillo and Ivan Adolfo Acosta Montalvan for supporting the corrupt Ortega regime. Since April 2018, the Ortega regime has cracked down ... Read More»

Two-Year Anniversary of the Crisis in Nicaragua

PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE APRIL 18, 2020 Today, we mark precisely two years to the day since the Nicaraguan people rose up peacefully to call for freedom and democracy, demanding change from the corrupt and repressive rule of Daniel Ortega and Rosario Murillo. Unfortunately, the people’s calls for freedom and democracy ... Read More»