[News] Nicaragua Says Nica Act Reflects Continuity of US Imperialism

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  Nicaragua Says Nica Act Reflects Continuity of US Imperialism

July 28, 2017

The government of Nicaragua has rejected the decision of the United 
States to sanction the Central American nation through the so-called 
Nica Act 
and demanded respect for its sovereignty.

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"We reject and condemn the NICA-ACT as the continuity of historical 
policies of imperial interference of the United States in Nicaragua," 
Vice President Rosario Murillo said as she read the official statement 
by the government.

Nicaragua also demanded that the United States pay a compensation it was 
ordered to disburse in 1986 by the International Court of Justice in The 
Hague. The compensation involves "the fatal damage caused to the people 
and government of Nicaragua for the destructive and illegal interference 
of that power in our national affairs" in funding Contras 
during the country's civil war.

Murillo also said the Central American country will continue to be 
sovereign and will work with other countries towards peace and unity in 
the region.

The U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee on Thursday passed the bill, 
officially known as the Nicaraguan Investment Conditionality Act of 
2017, in an effort to impose economic sanctions on Nicaragua and add 
conditions to the provisions of aid from international financial 

U.S. Ambassador to Nicaragua Laura Dogu said earlier this week that it 
is her belief that some members of the U.S. Congress would favor the 
Nica Act “simply because of the support that Nicaragua is giving to 

Dogu added that the U.S. government has "noted which countries support 
Venezuela," stating that Nicaragua “does not have many friends in 
Washington, for the support it gives to Venezuela," according to Bolsa 
de Noticias newspaper.

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President Daniel Ortega showed his support for Venezuelan President 
Nicolas Maduro 
during the anniversary of his nation's Sandinista Revolution and 
rejected the attempt of the United States to interfere in its internal 

The U.S. bill was presented as a sanction over alleged authoritarianism 
and corruption by Ortega.

The U.S. government also imposed on Wednesday sanctions on 13 senior 
officials in Venezuela 
to pressure the government to cancel democratic and free elections on 
Sunday, to choose representatives for the National Constituent Assembly 

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