The Trump administration is doing it on its promise to crackdown on Nicaragua’s government over its step to recent protests.
President Trump signed a professional order Tuesday directing the treasury department to impose sanctions against two top government officials.
FILE – Within this Sept. 5, 2018 file photo, the 1st Lady and Vice-President of Nicaragua Rosario Murillo waves to the crowd throughout a rally in Managua, Nicaragua. The Trump administration has added on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018, the very first lady of Nicaragua and the other of her senior aides towards a sanctions list the way it efforts to increase pressure on President Daniel Ortega’s government for the violent reaction to a political crisis. (AP Photo/Alfredo Zuniga, File)
The order specifically hits Nicaragua’s vice chairman as well as national security adviser for corruption and human rights abuses.
Under the sanctions, the happy couple will have their assets frozen and tend to be barred from doing business with the U.S.
The White House previously vowed to take some action up against the government of Daniel Ortega for the handling of anti-government protests.