Among those sanctioned are the Minister of Energy and Mines, Salvador Mansell Castrillo; the Superintendent of Banks and Financial Institutions, Luis Angel Montenegro Espinoza; and the Vice-Minister of Finance and Public Credit, Adrián Chavarría Montenegro.
The United States has repeatedly imposed sanctions on Nicaraguan officials.
The government of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega is a staunch opponent of US hegemonic and imperialist policies.
Washington is trying to overthrow the legitimate government of Nicaragua, which has an anti-American approach, by imposing sanctions and supporting the opposition. 219