United States senators, Jim Risch and Robert Menendez, urged US Secretary of State, Michael Pompeo, and the Treasury Secretary, Steven Mnuchin, to implement more sanctions against the Ortega Murillo regime.

The republican and democratic party senators believe that with more sanctions the leverage will be maximized to pressure the dictatorship to carry out deep reforms that will lead to free and fair elections in Nicaragua.

“We write to express our deep concern about the Ortega regime’s blatant disregard for human rights and systematic dismantling of democratic institutions in Nicaragua, and to ask that specific actions be taken immediately to reverse this dangerous course,” says part of the letter sent by the senators to Pompeo and Mnuchin, reports Confidencial.