Miss Nicaragua Sheynnis Palacios is crowned Miss Universe by her predecessor, R'Bonney Gabriel, marking the country's first win in the pageant's history.
Nicaraguan bishop Rolando José Álvarez Lagos, imprisoned in February for refusing exile to the United States with 222 political prisoners, is temporarily released but immediately rearrested, amidst conflicting reports and tensions between the Nicaraguan government and the Holy See.
The United Nations General Assembly passes a resolution condemning Russia's "attempted illegal annexation" of Ukrainian territory. Only Belarus, Nicaragua, North Korea, Russia and Syria voted against the resolution.
The Argentinian and Mexican foreign ministries announce in a joint statement that they are withdrawing their respective ambassadors from Nicaragua for consultations in response to President Daniel Ortega's increasing crackdown on dissidents, including the arrest of five potential presidential candidates this month.
According to the first report presented by the Nicaraguan Foundation for Economic and Social Development, Nicaragua has become one of the world's least democratic countries, qualifying it as an "authoritarian regime". Among the reasons that this center of thought mentions to explain this situation are "the retrocess of civil liberties by the repression against the anti-government protests in progress since 2018" and "the loss of independence of the State institutions in favor of the Executive Power".
The United States will end the temporary protected status program (TPS) for more than 300,000 refugees from El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, and Nicaragua. Many of the refugees have already left for Canada, where it is easier to get asylum.