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Nicaragua: US Congress Unanimously Approves “Nica Act” to Punish Ortega & Associates

In an almost unheard-of unanimous vote in these time of polarization, the United States House of Representatives voted 435-0 to approve the Nicaraguan Investment Conditionality Act (Nica Act), now one step away from becoming a law.

All that’s missing is the signature of President Donald Trump, expected to come in the coming days, if not hours, for the sanctions come into force.

The US Senate had already passed the bill two weeks ago, also by unanimous vote, from Bernie Sanders to Marco Rubio on the different ends of the political spectrum.

In the House, the Nica Act was authored by the outgoing conservative Cuban-American congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, and drew the support of the most liberal Democratic Party legislators as well.

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