Sanctions Profile: Nicaragua

At a glance

The EU adopted a new sanctions regime against Nicaragua on 15 October 2019 by Council Regulation (EU) 2019/1716 and Council Decision (CFSP) 2019/1720. The EU can therefore impose asset freezing measures and travel bans on individuals and entities determined to be responsible for human rights violations and abuses, the repression of civil society and democratic opposition, and undermining democracy and the rule of law in Nicaragua.

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OFAC sanctions 3 Nicaraguan government officials

OFAC has imposed asset freezes on 3 Nicaraguan government officials, who it says have played a role in directing entities engaged in human rights abuses, election fraud, and corruption.  They are Ramon Antonio Avellan Medal, Lumberto Ignacio Campbell Hooker, and Roberto Jose Lope Gomez. Ramon Medal has also been designed for human rights abuses pursuant […]


Current Sanctions


Council Regulation (EU) 2019/1716

Council Decision (CFSP) 2019/1720