Joe Biden on Tuesday barred Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega, his wife and Vice President Rosario Murillo, and a wide range of ministers and officials from entering the United States, in a harsh indictment against their officials. “Attacks” on democracy.
“The repression and abuses of the Ortega government and those who support it require the United States to act”, affirms the American president in this text published after the disputed election of November 7 which renewed Daniel Ortega at the head of his country.
“I have made the decision that it is in the interests of the United States to restrict and suspend the entry into the United States” of “members of the government of Nicaragua, led by President Daniel Ortega, including his wife and vice-president Rosario Murillo ”, and all those linked to acts“ undermining the democratic institutions ”of the country, he adds.[display-posts orderby="rand"]
Une longue list of non-grateful persons
The very long list of personae non gratae also includes elected officials and members of their cabinets, mayors and their deputies accused of having “violated human rights to punish peaceful demonstrators” as well as a whole series of senior officials of the police services. security, government agencies, prison services, the judiciary and the Ministry of the Interior.
The US Treasury had already announced on Monday financial sanctions against the Federal Prosecutor’s Office of Nicaragua and nine senior officials of the country “in response to the sham elections orchestrated by President Daniel Ortega and Vice President Rosario Murillo”.
The threat loomed since the November 7 election, deprived of opposition following the imprisonment of the president’s main rivals. President Biden immediately called the elections a “comedy” which unsurprisingly led to the re-election of Daniel Ortega for a fourth term.