The president of the United States, Joe Biden, has promulgated this Wednesday the Renacer law to extend the imposition of sanctions to Nicaragua three days after the holding of the disputed elections that he described as “pantomime” and that give Daniel Ortega five more years in the power.
The president signed the law, which had been approved last week in a bipartisan manner by Congress, which gives Biden broad powers to impose sanctions on Nicaragua, including exclusion from the Free Trade Agreement with that power. In the statement announcing the signing of the law, the White House explains that it “imposes sanctions on the Government of Daniel Ortega” to restrict loans in multilateral banks and to stop the corruption of the regime.
On Sunday, Biden was the first foreign president to reject the Nicaraguan elections and recalled the human rights violations that occurred in the Central American country since June, when Ortega began a wave of persecution and imprisonment of critical voices. “Long unpopular and now without a democratic mandate, the Ortega and Murillo family rule Nicaragua as autocrats, not differently from the Somoza family, which Ortega and the Sandinistas fought four decades ago,” the president wrote in a statement. released by the White House. In addition, he warned that his country would use “all the diplomatic and economic tools” at its disposal to support the people of Nicaragua “and hold the Ortega-Murillo government and those who facilitate its abuses accountable.”
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