These are the most important news of June 8, 2023

US Senators Marco Rubio, Republican for the state of Florida; and Tim Kaine, Democrat for the state of Virginia; They presented a bill before the US Senate that orders the expansion of the powers of the Government of that country to apply sanctions to institutions and officials of the Daniel Ortega regime until the year 2028 and, in addition, calls for new sanctions on the gold, meat and others, who may be oxygenating the dictatorship.

The initiative, called “Reauthorization and reform of the Nicaraguan Investment Conditionality Law of 2018 and the Strengthening of Nicaragua’s Adhesion to the Conditions for the Electoral Reform Law of 2021, and for other purposes”, allows, among other objectives, , extend the authority of the US Executive to apply sanctions until December 31, 2028.

Related news: US senators propose imposing sanctions against the “business” of gold and meat in Nicaragua

In addition, they may include Nicaraguan officials responsible for violations of the human rights of “religious believers”, that is, punish those responsible for the persecution against the Catholic Church.

In Title I of the new Law, the legislators propose that “sanctions should be strengthened against sectors of the Nicaraguan economy that generate income for the Ortega family. Impose sanctions regarding the management of the Ortega government for the abuses against the Catholic Church, political prisoners and support for the invasion of Ukraine.

Senators Marco Rubio and Tim Kaine
Senators Marco Rubio and Tim Kaine

The Parliament of the European Union (EU) seeks a way to increase pressure on the dictatorship of Daniel Ortega and Rosario Murillo, which is becoming more radicalized every day, and for this the MEPs will meet with the High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Borrell, with whom they will discuss the Nicaraguan situation and agree on a resolution that will be approved on June 15.

The European Parliament, through a press release published on its official website, reports this Thursday that “the MEPs will discuss the situation in Nicaragua on Tuesday (June 13) with Josep Borrell”, and adds that “the conclusions of the debate will be collected in a resolution that the plenary will vote on Thursday (June 15) ».

The European legislative body highlights that this will be the seventh time, in the current legislature, that “Parliament denounces the totalitarian drift of the regime led by Daniel Ortega and Rosario Murillo.” The issues to be taken into account in the resolution are the persecution of the opposition, journalists, activists and the Catholic Church in the country, by the Ortega-Murillo regime.

The head of the departmental delegation of the Ministry of Education (Mined) in Managua, Sergio Marketheld a meeting with the teachers of the subsidized parochial schools of the capital.

During that meeting, apart from delivering the salaries to the teachers due to the blocking of the bank accounts of the Catholic Church, Mercado intimidated and promoted political proselytism by stating that this payment was possible “thanks to the good government” of Daniel Ortega and Rosario Murillo. , revealed the researcher Martha Patricia Molina.

The Mined departmental delegate in Managua appeared at the educational center “with a suitcase full of cash and payroll in hand. He asked all the teachers to show his ID and told them that from now on they were going to pay directly,” Molina explained on his Twitter account.

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