US Treasury imposes sanctions on Nicaraguan President’s daughter, 3 more
Update: June 10, 2021 3:03 AM STI
Washington [US]June 10 (ANI / Sputnik): The United States has imposed sanctions on four Nicaraguan nationals, including the daughter of President Daniel Ortega, the US Treasury Department said on Wednesday.
Camila Antonia Ortega Murillo, one of the president’s nine children and coordinator of the Commission for the Creative Economy, has been added to the list of specially appointed nationals maintained by the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).
The other three people sanctioned are Leonardo Ovidio Reyes Ramirez, president of the Central Bank of Nicaragua; Edwin Ramon Castro Rivera, Member of the National Assembly of Nicaragua; and Julio Modesto Rodriguez Balladares, Brigadier General of the Nicaraguan Army and Executive Director of the Military Institute for Social Welfare.
“President Ortega’s actions are harming Nicaraguans and plunging the country deeper into tyranny. It is clear that the Ortega regime intends to continue its repression against the Nicaraguan people. The United States will continue to expose officials who continue to ignore the will of its citizens. OFAC director Andrea Gacki said in a statement.
OFAC explained that Camila Ortega has been nominated to be a government official – a key adviser to President Ortega and Vice President Rosario Murillo, his parents, the coordinator of the Creative Economy Commission and the head of the Canal 13 television channel.
The Treasury Department’s action enforces the freezing of all US-based assets of the sanctioned individuals and prohibits all US citizens from any relationship with them. (ANI / Sputnik)