U.S. President Signs NICA Act And Imposes Sanctions on Nicaragua

Donald Trump, signed on Thursday the Nicaraguan Investment Conditionality Act (Nica Act), that will impose sanctions on the government of President Daniel Ortega. The Nica Act passed through the United States Congress on Tuesday, Dec. 12th.

President Trump signed in November an executive order to personally sanction specific members of Ortega’s government that includes his wife and vice-president, Rosario Murillo.

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With the Nica Act, the U.S. will be able to put restrictions on loans from financial institutions destined for Nicaragua.

Ortega has rejected the U.S. decision.

On Wednesday the Nicaraguan legislative power under the control of the president issued a decree that dissolved five Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO), accused of having played an important organizational, financial and leadership role in the coup d’etat attempt that created a crisis in Nicaragua that began on April 18th.

“In fact, as widely demonstrated, NGOs received large sums of money from government agencies in third countries and seemingly private structures, but attributable to foreign parties and governments, with the aim of creating violent opposition to the Sandinista government,”  wrote the Nicaraguan state media, El 19 Digital.

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Ortega sustains that the protests against his government were financed and backed by several U.S. agencies such as the USAID and the National Endowment for Democracy (NED).

“The Nicaraguan student leaders were there (in Washington) to beseech President Donald Trump and other right-wing U.S. government officials to help in their fight against Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega,” wrote Max Blumenthal in June, explaining the situation in Nicaragua.

“To comply with these objectives (a coup d’etat), USAID allocated an approximate amount of U$76 millio dollars,” according to the El 19 Digital report, “USAID: La Danza de los millones de la muerte”.

In November, President Trump signed an executive order declaring that the Nicaraguan Government “constitutes an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States.”

The Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of America (ALBA), the Latin American integrationist body, has rejected the attempts of U.S. administration’s mandate to interfere with the nations of Latin America. Bolivian President Evo Morales told President Ortega “(you are) not alone against imperialism,” showing his support to the Nicaraguan people.

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