US and UK impose more punishing sanctions on Nicaragua

NSCAG News | on: Saturday, 20 November 2021

Although the Nicaraguan people voted overwhelmingly to elect the FSLN and Daniel Ortega in elections held on 7 November, the US has refused to recognise the legitimacy of the elections, declaring them ‘neither free nor fair’ and not ‘democratic’ and has decided to punish the Nicaraguan people for not voting as the US wanted them to. In what is almost a carbon copy of the statement issued by the US, the UK government has also stated that the election was neither free nor fair and ‘is not a plausible expression of democracy’.

In violation of international law, the US and UK have now imposed a raft of new sanctions against Nicaragua, sanctions which will cause hurt and suffering to the Nicaraguan people. NSCAG has produced a briefing on these sanctions which can be found here

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