United States. The Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, announced this Monday that the US Government has decided to sanction former Nicaraguan President Arnoldo Alemán for his participation in “significant cases of corruption.”
In a statement from the State Department, Pompeo has indicated that Arnoldo Alemán as president of Nicaragua between 1997 and 2002, “Was involved in acts of corruption such as the embezzlement of millions of dollars from public funds.”
With this, the ex-president would have «benefited both him and his family«, As can be read in the text.
He has also explained that these penalties, “are based on the events that happened during his time in office.
And he regretted that “his acts of corruption continue to have consequences on the Nicaragua from today”.
“The appointment allows reaffirming the importance of transparency in Nicaraguan democratic institutions”, he claimed Pompeo.
He also said that these actions seek to discover more acts of impunity by agents.
The sanctions seek to address the direct involvement of senior foreign government officials in “important cases of corruption«, Indicates the document.
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They will not be able to enter the US
The report indicates that all those who are on the suspect list will be prohibited from entry into the United States, as well as their direct relatives.
“This supports the United States’ commitment to supporting key policy reforms for Nicaragua’s institutions. The United States continues to be on the side of the Nicaraguan people and the State Department will continue to use its authority to fight against corrupt actors in the region and globally, “he said. the Secretary.
Arnoldo German He was president of Nicaragua between 1997 and 2002, he belonged to the Constitutionalist Liberal Party.
In 2009 the president was accused of corruption in his native country, a few months later he was sentenced to 20 years in prison. But he was later acquitted with Daniel Ortega in power
So far the current Nicaraguan government he has not commented on the subject.
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