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US sanctions Nicaragua Vice President Rosario Murillo

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 Nicaragua's President Daniel Ortega with his wife, Vice President Rosario Murillo, Gesture of Supporters during a Rally in Managua, September 5, 2018

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Daniel Ortega and his Mrs Rosario Murillo has ruled Nicaragua for more than a decade

The United States has imposed sanctions on Nicaragua’s Vice President Rosario Murillo, Mrs Daniel Ortega’s wife, and accused her of corruption and serious human rights violations.

She is believed to have had influence over a youth organization such as the United States

Sanctions were also introduced to the president’s security adviser.

Murillo has ruled Nicaragua in common with Ortega for more than a decade.

She is accused of being entitled to death, torture and kidnapping.

On Tuesday, the US Treasury said that it was a new executive order issued by US President Donald Trump to punish Murillo and accused her of undermining Nicaragua’s democracy. 1

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At the same time, her aide – and president’s security adviser – Néstor Moncada La was accused of executing orders by paying armed groups to attack protestants for months of anti-government disturbances earlier this year.

Sanctions will prohibit US individuals, banks, and other entities to conduct transactions with the couple, which will also have some assets covered by US jurisdiction frozen.

Nicaragua has undergone great change this year. In April, anti-government protesters demanded that the Socialist president, Ortega, go down to unpopular retirement reforms.

But he refused to negotiate and instead transmit security forces.

Hundreds were then killed for weeks.

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Earlier this month, opposition activist Félix Maradiaga told BBC that human rights in Nicaragua were at the “most serious crisis of generations.”

Maradiaga was forced to fly his country in July after being killed.

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