S.3233 - Nicaragua Human Rights and Anticorruption Act of 2018115th Congress (2017-2018)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Menendez, Robert [D-NJ] (Introduced 07/18/2018)|
|Committees:||Senate - Foreign Relations|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 10/03/2018 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 617. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.3233 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (07/18/2018)
Nicaragua Human Rights and Anticorruption Act of 2018
This bill directs the President to impose through December 31, 2021, property-blocking and U.S. entry sanctions against any foreign person, including any current or former Nicaraguan government official, who:
- has perpetrated or is responsible for directing significant acts of violence or human rights violations in Nicaragua against persons associated with the protests that began on April 18, 2018;
- is responsible for or complicit in directing significant actions or policies that undermine democratic processes or institutions in Nicaragua; or
- is a government official or a senior associate of such official who is responsible for or complicit in directing acts of significant corruption.
The President may waive such sanctions for a one-year period if the Department of State certifies to Congress that Nicaragua is taking steps to strengthen democracy, combat corruption, and protect the rights of journalists and opposition political parties.