Biden Threatens Action Against Nicaragua After Socialist Daniel Ortega Wins ElectionEpoch Times, United States politics | The Epoch Times

The Biden administration threatened sanctions against Nicaragua after longtime President Daniel Ortega secured a fourth term in an election that observers say was a sham. In statements released by the White House, President Joe Biden said Ortega, a former Marxist guerrilla fighter, and his wife—Vice President Rosario Murillo—”orchestrated” a “pantomime election that was neither free nor fair, and most certainly not democratic.” “The arbitrary imprisonment of nearly 40 opposition figures since May, including seven potential presidential candidates, and the blocking of political parties from participation rigged the outcome well before election day,” Biden’s statement continued. “They shuttered independent media, locked up journalists and members of the private sector, and bullied civil society organizations into closing their doors.” Secretary of State Antony Blinken, meanwhile, said that the United States will use a variety of tactics to place pressure on the Ortega government. “We will continue to use diplomacy, coordinated actions with …Read More

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