RENACER Act: US Congress to Expand Nicaragua Sanctions

NSCAG News | on: Tuesday, 4 May 2021

President Daniel Ortega (left) (Photo: Jairo Cajina) / Senator Bob Menendez (right)

President Daniel Ortega (left) (Photo: Jairo Cajina) / Senator Bob Menendez (right)

As we reported recently, Nicaragua is being targeted yet again with a new sanctions bill by the US. The latest move appears to be a deliberate attempt to sabotage Nicaragua’s November elections in light of the fact that all recent polls indicate that Daniel Ortega and the FSLN are widely anticipated to win the elections scheduled for November. A national M & R Consultores poll conducted in March, found that 6 in 10 Nicaraguans support the government, while 2 out of 10 respondents support the opposition, and 2 out of 10 said neither.

The Reinforcing Nicaragua’s Adherence to Conditions for Electoral Reform (RENACER) Act (full text of the bill here), introduced in March, would require the US government to increase sanctions coordination with Canada and the European Union and proposes new immediate measures against the Nicaraguan government and officials ahead of Nicaragua’s November elections, all under the guise of promoting democratic elections.

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