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Sen. Cruz Condemns Attacks on Catholic Church by Ortega Regime

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) made the following statement today regarding the ongoing attacks by the Ortega regime on Catholic Church leaders and institutions in Nicaragua:

“The Ortega regime's deepening repression and escalating persecution of Catholics in Nicaragua is unacceptable, sanctionable, and requires a swift response from the United States. The regime must immediately release the Matagalpa clergy and other dissidents they have imprisoned, and Nicaraguan officials should understand that the United States will hold them responsible and accountable for the safety of those prisoners. President Biden should forcefully respond to the recent round of brutality, and if he doesn't Congress should move expeditiously to mandate such responses.”