On April 5, 2017, U.S. Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) re-introduced the Congress a bill which increases sanctions against the Ortega regime for it’s abuses against democracy and human rights. H.R.1918 – the Nicaraguan Investment Conditionality Act (NICA) of 2017 was motivated by the lack of democracy, rule of law and transparency in Nicaragua, and specifically by the Ortega regime.
While the Foundation cannot lobby, it supports the concept of proposals such as the NICA Act because it helps raise awareness of growing problems in Nicaragua where the government has turned the tools of state against political opponents. The Foundation is helping a victim of political persecution in Nicaragua. You can learn more it here.
Nicaragua’s oldest and most widely read newspaper, La Prensa, released the following editorial on the current situation in Nicaragua, and the threats being made towards those that defend human rights in the country. The editorial, in Spanish, can be found here.