UPDATED 3:15 PM PT – Tue. Nov. 27, 2018
The Trump administration is following through on its promise to crackdown on Nicaragua’s government over its response to recent protests.
President Trump signed an executive order Tuesday directing the treasury department to impose sanctions against two top government officials.
The order specifically hits Nicaragua’s vice president and its national security adviser for corruption and human rights abuses.
Under the sanctions, the pair will have their assets frozen and are barred from doing business with the U.S.
The White House previously vowed to take action against the government of Daniel Ortega for its handling of anti-government protests.