The Donald Trump administration announces sanctions on Nicaragua Vice President Rosario Murillo and Nicaragua national security advisor Nestor Moncada Lau for corruption, violence against protesters, and human rights violations.
Rosario Murillo, wife of President Ortega, and her security adviser are accused of human rights abuses.
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- Voters in Nicaragua go to the polls for a general election with polls suggesting that the President of Nicaragua Daniel Ortega will be elected for a third successive term. Ortega's wife Rosario Murillo is running to be the Vice President of Nicaragua.
- Catholic bishops cancel the planned Episcopal Conference talks with the government after protests against Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega turn violent. According to the Nicaraguan Human Rights Center, pro-government armed groups killed 11 people.
- The Nicaraguan Centre for Human Rights says the death toll from ongoing anti-government protests has reached 38.
- The U.S. State Department orders the families of U.S. diplomats in Nicaragua to leave amid riots by protestors against proposed pension changes. President Daniel Ortega has scrapped the changes but further protests are nonetheless anticipated.
- Corruption in Nicaragua