US threatens more sanctions on Nicaragua

NSCAG News | on: Monday, 16 October 2023

On June 8 this year, US Senators Marco Rubio and Tim Kaine introduced legislation which would extend the US government’s authority to impose sanctions on Nicaragua through to December 31, 2028. The bill is now in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee with no vote taken yet.

The current sanctions imposed on Nicaragua by the US are reminiscent of the aggression witnessed in the 1980s when the Reagan Administration was involved in illicit activities, including the sale of cocaine and weapons to fund terrorists in Nicaragua. These actions resulted in the suffering of thousands of Nicaraguans and left the country impoverished and unstable. It is disheartening to see history repeating itself with the resumption of interventionist policies under the Trump and Biden administrations.

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