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Ortega Wins Nicaragua Elections Prompting U.S. Threat Of Sanctions

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Ortega Wins Nicaragua Elections Prompting U.S. Threat Of Sanctions

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Nicaragua’s President Daniel Ortega won a fourth consecutive presidential term.

The United States reacted swiftly threatening sanctions, as Ortega reportedly jailed political rivals ahead of the vote.

This prompted the initial threats of sanctions from the United States and international calls for free elections.

Nicaragua’s Supreme Electoral Council said that with nearly all the ballots counted, a preliminary tally had Ortega’s Sandinista alliance winning with about 76% of votes.

In the months leading up to the November 7th election, Western and many Latin American nations had expressed deep concern about the fairness of the vote as Ortega detained opponents and business leaders and criminalized dissent.

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said his country will work with other democratic governments and was ready to use a range of tools, including possible sanctions, visa restrictions and coordinated actions against those it said were complicit in supporting the Nicaragua government’s “undemocratic acts.”

Previous, Trump’s national security adviser John Bolton referred to Nicaragua, Cuba and Venezuela as the “Troika of Tyranny”. The United States supported an opposition figure in Venezuela – Juan Guaido and there were numerous attempts to take down President Nicholas Maduro, but that entirely failed.

The time has come to attempt and pressure Nicaragua into changes, as Cuba is likely viewed as a lost cause.

Democrats in the U.S. Congress pushed for President Joe Biden to back the so-called Renacer Act that aims to intensify pressure on Ortega and pursue greater regional cooperation to boost democratic institutions.

A statement by all 27 EU members accused Ortega of “systematic incarceration, harassment and intimidation” of opponents, journalists and activists.

The elections “complete the conversion of Nicaragua into an autocratic regime,” the EU said. Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Spain and Britain called for detained opposition leaders to be freed.

“Elections were neither free, nor fair, nor competitive,” said Jose Manuel Albares, Spain’s foreign minister.

In a speech that lasted more than an hour, Ortega fired back against the United States and Europe, labeling them “Yankee imperialists.”

“They wanted to be at the head of the Supreme Electoral Council… counting the votes of the Nicaraguans,” Ortega said, addressing supporters from Revolution Square in Managua. “That won’t happen again in Nicaragua. Never again, never again.”

Of his jailed opponents, Ortega said, “They are not Nicaraguans, they have no homeland.”

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said U.S. calls for countries not to recognize the outcome were “unacceptable.”

Argentina’s foreign ministry said it was concerned over the arrest of opposition leaders, but said it maintained its diplomatic tradition of “non-interference in internal matters in other nations.”

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Emrisrex

The US always threatens sanctions when their CIA agents don’t win elections….

Chris Gr

Yeah, Ortega is a socialist dictator like Lukashenko and Assad but the so called West only care about money and business and gene therapies masquerading as vaccines.

Robert Capa

The USA’s list of ‘close friends’ who are violently repressive theocratic dictatorships – Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, Bahrain – even USA MSM has publicly recognized Mohamed bin-Salman is a narcissistic sociopath, who, after achieving his palace coup, purged and mass kidnapped his own extended clan family members, and other leading Saudi oligarchs, to torture them into signing over their assets. With ‘close friends’ aka client states like this, the west clearly only cares about the hydrocarbon and petrodollar trail and turns blind eye to all the rest. Incidentally, Assad has, of course, been a prime target, over last decade, of the Saudi regime and their extensive state sponsored network of Sunni extremist international terrorism.

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Chris Gr

LOL actually MBS will try to normalize with Assad.

SouthBySouthwest

That will come from neccesity not choice – because NATO-Gulf State plans to dismember Syria have failed. In large part due to President Putin stepping in to aid Syria and saying enough is enough with these endless regime change wars.

MiG-21

“The US reacted swiftly threatening sanctions…..” The idiots and Einsteins in Washington, DC currently have political, economic and military sanctions against approximately 40 countries. On Iran alone, there are about 1,500. Maybe the US should concentrate more on trade instead of war, instigation, intimidation and provoking other countries. It is no surprise that the US trade deficit for 2020 was $678 BILLION (USD) according to the US Center for Economic Analysis. To give one an idea of what this deficit looks like, approximately 668,000 empty shipping containers were sent back to the country of origin after delivering products to the US. Ortega should just ignore the idiots in the US.

Cromwell

They never forgave the Sandinistas for overthrowing the Fascist Dictator Samoza,well they can fuck right off.

farbat

iran will not allow nicaragua to suffer for a single day because of american arrogance so no american sanctions wont matter aslong as nicaragua feels they dont matter and takes the right choices because there are always alternatives to this foolish usa

Chris Gr

Iran supported the Contras! hahahaha

Lone Ranger

Cianazis are crying and raging 🤗

Donlad Moore

Congratulations to President Daniel Ortega, great to se the Nicaraguans are smart enough not to believe in Western Media lies!

Ivanus59

US and EU can suck on Ortega’s dick lol.
The CIA agents lost and will continue to lose so now US is all angry and crying foul while hitting out in rage.

Karl Wolfe

Meanwhile the current president in the States is sitting in office STRICTLY due to the most ridiculous, and DOCUMENTED voter fraud, ever in a modern democracy.
When the perpetrators were taking TikTok videos of themselves committing FRAUD and posting it online and yet we get nothing but absolute lies from MSM.
I think the Credibility of the United States has been permanently damaged by the outright dishonesty of both the fraudulent election and the fraudulent Plandemic exercise in Eugenics.

Karl Wolfe

If people would do the exact same thing and apply Economic Sanctions against the people who are doing it to them, perhaps the Communist inspired sanctions would stop altogether.
“Economic Sanctions” is what the Soviets and Stalin used to beat down countries who dared to go against the communist totalitarian regime.
Capitalism REQUIRES freedom to trade among Peoples of the world: only a Communist would support the notion of NOT allowing people to exchange Goods and Services for mutual benefit.

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