ALBA-TCP rejects new U.S. sanctions againts nicaraguan citizens

The member countries of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America – People’s Trade Treaty (ALBA-TCP) strongly reject the latest announcement of unilateral coercive measures in violation of international law by the U.S. Department of the Treasury against four Nicaraguan citizens who represent the dignity and heroism of the Nicaraguan people: Camila Antonia Ortega Murillo, Coordinator of the Creative Economy Commission; Leonardo Ovidio Reyes Ramírez, President of the Central Bank; Edwin Ramón Castro Rivera, deputy of the National Assembly; and Julio Modesto Rodríguez Balladares, Brigadier General.

The Alliance condemns such practices which violate the fundamental principles of the Charter of the United Nations and reiterates that these unilateral coercive measures clearly demonstrate the interventionist nature of a State that contravenes the provisions of public international law and international human rights law.

ALBA-TCP hereby reaffirms its solidarity and support to the people and the Government of Reconciliation and National Unity of the Republic of Nicaragua, to President Daniel Ortega Saavedra and to Vice President Rosario Murillo.

The member countries of the Alliance urge the International Community to reject this kind of intimidation and to defend the sovereignty, self-determination and political independence of States.

Caracas, June 10th 2021