U.S. imposes sanctions on son of Nicaragua's president

U.S. imposes sanctions on son of Nicaragua's president
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  • calendar-gray 13 December 2019

The United States on Wednesday imposed sanctions on Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega’s son, Rafael Antonio Ortega Murillo, for alleged money-laundering and corruption, the U.S. Treasury Department announced, in its latest move against the Nicaraguan government.

Washington also blacklisted two of Rafael Ortega’s companies that it said he used for laundering money and financing the Ortega government, according to a Treasury statement.

Washington had already blacklisted a number of Nicaraguan officials, including Daniel Ortega’s wife, Rosario Murillo, who is the country’s vice president. The Trump administration has criticized the Ortega government for what it views as its undermining of democratic institutions and the rule of law.

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