Releases

Please visit the state.gov archive to view material related to sanctions from prior to January 21, 2017.

Executive Order

“Blocking Executive Order 13851 of November 27, 2018 Property of Certain Persons Contributing to the Situation in Nicaragua” is designed to counter the worst abuses of the Ortega regime in Nicaragua, including its dismantling of democratic institutions and serious human rights violations and abuses. The E.O. is a new U.S. tool to expose and promote accountability of those responsible for the abuses taking place in Nicaragua, in support of the people of Nicaragua in their continued calls for democracy and rule of law. This action sends a clear signal that the United States will not tolerate the exploitation of the people and public resources of Nicaragua for private gain.

Legislation

U.S. Department of State

The Lessons of 1989: Freedom and Our Future