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U.S. Puts Sanctions On Ex-Nicaragua President Arnoldo Alemán

The court sought the law ministry’s response after going through a statement by the World Health Organisation, which has declared virginity testing as unscientific, medically unnecessary and unreliable.

The court sought the law ministry’s response after going through a statement by the World Health Organisation, which has declared virginity testing as unscientific, medically unnecessary and unreliable.

The U.S. State Department put former Nicaraguan President Arnoldo Alemn on a list of corrupt foreign officials Monday, barring him and his family from entering the United States.

MANAGUA, Nicaragua: The U.S. State Department put former Nicaraguan President Arnoldo Alemn on a list of corrupt foreign officials Monday, barring him and his family from entering the United States.

Alemn has been dogged by accusations of embezzlement during his term from 1997 to 2002. After spending some time in jail in Nicaragua, he was eventually cleared of charges.

The designation announced Monday also applies to his wife, Mara Fernanda Flores Lanzas, and his two daughters and a son.

Flores Lanzas, who currently serves as a legislator in Nicaragua’s National Assembly, told the Nicaragua Actual online news outlet that this goes against U.S. justice. claiming a U.S, court found her husband innocent in 2008. She noted Alemn had his U.S. travel visa taken away 16 years ago.

Alemn, 64, was sentenced to 20 years in jail for corruption in 2003, but in 2009 the countrys supreme court found him innocent. He has denied any wrongdoing.

U.S. officials who initially welcomed Alemans election in 1997 were openly critical of him by the time he left office, alleging widespread corruption.

On Monday, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a statement that Aleman was involved in corrupt acts such as misappropriating millions of dollars of public funds for the benefit of himself and members of his family. While this designation is based on acts during his time in office, Alemans corruption continues to reverberate in Nicaragua today.

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