On 15 November, both HM Treasury and OFAC announced sanctions following what are described as the recent sham elections, orchestrated by President Daniel Ortega and Vice President Rosario Murillo.  OFAC has designated the Public Ministry (Ministerio Publico de Nicaragua) and 9 government officials.  The individuals are – Luis Angel Montenegro Espinoza; Jose Adrian Chavarria Montenegro; Rodolfo Francisco Lopez Gutierrez: Jose Antonio Castaneda Mendez; Mohamed Farrara Lashtar; Salvador Mansell Castrillo; Sadrach Zeledon Rocha; Leonidas Centeno Rivera; and Francisco Ramon Valenzuela Blandon.

HM Treasury issued a Notice identifying 8 individuals – Lumberto Ignacio CAMPBELL HOOKER; Fidel de Jesus DOMINGUEZ ALVAREZ; Ana Julia GUIDO OCHOA; Fidel Antonio MORENO BRIONES; Rosario Maria MURILLO ZAMBRANA; Gustavo Eduardo PORRAS CORTES; Alba Luz RAMOS VANEGAS; and Juan Antonio VALLE VALLE.

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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