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  • Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega waves to his supporters during a march in Managua, Nicaragua Sept. 29,2018.

    Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega waves to his supporters during a march in Managua, Nicaragua Sept. 29,2018. | Photo: Reuters

Published 30 September 2018

"They think that with it the Nicaraguan people are going to get down on their knees, and they do not realize that this is a town that does not sell or surrender," Ortega said. 

Nicaragua’s President Daniel Ortega criticized Saturday the draft sanctions that the United States Congress is discussing against his government saying such actions would bring poverty and economic troubles to his country.

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"I say to the U.S. congresspeople and senators who are voting in favor of this interventionist law that what they are coming to is simply to harm the country's economy," the president said in a massive rally he led along with Vice President Rosario Murillo.

Addressing thousands of people who marched in the capital Managua in favor of peace, despite the heavy rain, Ortega criticized the Nicaragua Investment Conditionality Act, a project that proposes to condition international loans to Nicaragua.

"They think that with it (the Nica Act bill) the Nicaraguan people are going to get down on their knees, and they do not realize that these are people that do not sell or surrender," Ortega proclaimed amid chants by the attendees.

He went on to criticise the United Nations for its lack of action in favor of real issues affecting the world and instead at times acting inline of the foreign policy of certain nations against others.

He went on to criticise the United Nations for its lack of action in favor of real issues affecting the world and instead at times acting in line of the foreign policy of certain nations against others. "The Organization called the United Nations but it is far from being the United Nations," he cried out among the thousands of attendees who braved a rainstorm, adding that this is because there is a "division in the planet" where on one side "wealth is concentrated in few hands and on the other (there is) poverty and misery".

Ortega, who entered the stage waving to the big great crowd and holding in his arms some children continued his attack against "voracity" "of wealth, which leads to the policies of "expansionism, colonialism and domination."

"That has been the practice throughout history, of the oldest empires, always seeking to dominate more peoples to have greater wealth under their control and have military strength and economic strength to confront other empires," he said and lamented that this situation continues despite the creation of the United Nations decades ago.

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