U.S. Official Warns Nicaragua Not to Follow 'Familiar Path' of Syria and Venezuela


Last month, during a meeting of the UN Security Council, US Ambassador Nikki Haley highlighted what the UN has claimed are the Nicaraguan government's violent repression of student and opposition protestors. “With each passing day Nicaragua travels further down a familiar path. It is a path that Syria has taken. It is a path that Venezuela has taken,” Haley said. Nicaragua’s President Daniel Ortega and Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro “are cut from the same corrupt cloth,” she added, “And they are both dictators who live in fear of their own people.”

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