U.S. blacklists three Nicaraguan officials in bid to pressure Ortega government

U.S. blacklists three Nicaraguan officials in bid to pressure Ortega governmentThe United States on Thursday imposed sanctions on three Nicaraguan government officials as it seeks to add pressure to the leftist government of President Daniel Ortega over what Washington views as its undermining of democratic institutions and the rule of law. The officials were targeted under an executive order that allows the U.S. government to slap sanctions on members of the Nicaraguan government following a crackdown on anti-government protests. The sanctions freeze any U.S. assets held by the targeted officials and prohibit Americans from doing business with them.



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