Biden vetoes the entry to the US of President Daniel Ortega and the rest of the Government of Nicaragua


The president of the United States, Joe Biden, has ordered this Tuesday to veto the entry into the country of his Nicaraguan counterpart, Daniel Ortega, his wife and vice president, Rosario Murillo, and the rest of the members of his Government, after the elections of November 7 In Nicaragua.

The suspension of entry to the United States will also apply to numerous other politicians, officials and military of the country, to whom entry may be restricted if the US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, considers it. “The repressive and abusive acts of the Ortega government and those who support him force the United States to act,” Biden said in a presidential proclamation released by the White House.

The United States has already imposed visa restrictions on dozens of Nicaraguan officials, legislators, prosecutors and Thursdays in recent months, and Biden’s order opens the door for this type of sanction to be extended to practically all levels of the official movement in the country. Central American.

Express prohibition of entry to the country

The measure expressly prohibits the entry of “members of the Nicaraguan Government, including elected officials and members of their teams,” as well as their direct relatives – husbands and children – of all of them. In addition, entry to those “mayors, vice mayors or political secretaries who planned, ordered, assisted, were accomplices, committed or participated” in “serious abuses or human rights violations to punish peaceful protesters or deny Nicaraguans their freedoms fundamental “.

It will be Blinken who will identify those officials, but this Monday, the Treasury Department already imposed financial sanctions on the mayors of the cities of Jinotega, Esteli and Matagalpa. Members of the Nicaraguan security services, including the military, the National Police, the Police Special Operations directory, para-police and paramilitary groups, as well as officials of the country’s prison administration, will also be prohibited from entering. , according to the proclamation.

In addition, high-ranking members of the Nicaraguan judicial system, the public prosecutor’s office and the Ministry of the Interior are included in the veto; those who work for government ministries, regulatory agencies, “parastatals”, and administrators and employees of higher education services.

The veto can also be applied to people who do not work for the Government but act as “agents” or act on behalf of any of those sanctioned to facilitate or profit from acts such as “electoral fraud, human rights abuses or corruption”, indicates the text. “The undemocratic and authoritarian actions of the Ortega government have mutilated the electoral process and deprived Nicaraguan citizens of the right to choose their leaders in free and fair elections,” Biden said in the proclamation.

The Nicaraguan president prevailed on November 7 in the absence of opposition, after seven candidates for the Presidency who were emerging as his main contenders were arrested in recent months and after the dissolution of three political parties.


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