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The Ortega Regime’s New Authoritarian Law Undermines Democracy

PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE DECEMBER 24, 2020 The Western Hemisphere is now a hemisphere of freedom, with the exception of a few remaining tinpot authoritarian regimes, such as Nicaragua.  This week, the Ortega regime further isolated itself in the region by approving a law that could effectively prohibit Nicaraguans who stand for democracy from running ...
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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Managua, Nicaragua (December 21, 2020)

Location:  Nicaragua Event:  COVID-19 cases and deaths are on the rise in many countries. The U.S. Embassy urges all U.S. citizens in Nicaragua to remain vigilant and take precautionary measures to prevent contagion. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reminds U.S. citizens the safest way to celebrate the winter holidays it at home with ...
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The United States Sanctions a Nicaraguan Police Chief, a Member of the Nicaraguan Judiciary, and Another Member of Ortega’s Inner Circle

PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE DECEMBER 21, 2020   Today, the United States is imposing sanctions on Marvin Ramiro Aguilar Garcia, Walmaro Antonio Gutierrez Mercado, and Fidel de Jesus Dominguez Alvarez, pursuant to Executive Order 13851, “Blocking Property of Certain Persons Contributing to the Situation in Nicaragua.”  These three individuals enable and ...
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Treasury Sanctions Three Nicaraguan Officials Supporting Ortega Regime

U.S Department of the Treasury Press Release December 21, 2020   WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated the Vice President of the Nicaraguan Supreme Court of Justice, Marvin Ramiro Aguilar Garcia; a Deputy of the National Assembly, Walmaro Antonio Gutierrez Mercado; and a Chief of the ...
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USAID Deploys Disaster-Assistance Response Team in Response to Central America Hurricanes, Allocates $17 Million in Additional Humanitarian Aid

For Immediate Release Wednesday, November 18, 2020 Office of Press Relations press@usaid.gov The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is deploying a Disaster-Assistance Response Team (DART) to respond to back-to-back hurricanes in Central America, where Hurricane Iota made landfall yesterday as a powerful Category 4 storm just two weeks after Hurricane Eta hit the same region. ...
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