In response to the possible freezing of aid, Ortega has called on the U.S. to pay reparations owed to Nicaragua for over two decades:
The International Court of Justice, based in The Hague, ordered the United States in 1986 to pay reparations to Nicaragua for training, arming and financing Contra rebels and mining Nicaraguan ports during a conflict that killed tens of thousands of people.So far there has reportedly been no official response from the White House.
"The United States has not honored the judge's order," Ortega said on national television.
The World Court never set a figure for compensation but Sandinistas said Washington owed the country $17 billion. Washington at the time rejected the court's jurisdiction.
Sources- The Latin Americanist, AFP, Reuters