"Ortega and Murillo once again demonstrated that they are afraid of running against anyone who they feel might win the support of the Nicaraguan people," a statement from the U.S. State Department said.
Since October 1, the U.S. has stopped Nicaraguan migrants at the southern border more than 19,300 times, far surpassing the record 13,000 stops in 2019.
Half a dozen more Nicaraguan political opposition figures were arrested on Monday, including the sixth potential presidential candidate since a crackdown last month.
"There is virtually no chance Nicaraguans can exercise their fundamental rights to freedom of expression, assembly, and association, nor to vote and run for public office, if they are seen as opposing the ruling party," said the Americas director at Human Rights Watch.
The Nicaraguan police have arrested dissenters and opposing politicians in an attempt by the president to jail those who may oppose his rule.
The U.S. has refused to sign onto a United Nations agreement asking member nations to accept refugees from regions devastated by climate change.
The storm hit Nicaragua as a category 4 hurricane on Monday and is expected to dissipate after moving through El Salvador today.
Life-threatening storm surge, catastrophic winds, flash flooding, and landslides are expected in parts of Central America.
Iota is expected to make landfall in nearly the exact same location where Hurricane Eta did about two weeks ago, according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC).
At one point on Tuesday, Genevieve clocked wind speeds of around 130 miles per hour, making it a powerful Category 4 hurricane. It has now weakened to a tropical storm after lashing Baja California.
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Ballgames played an important role in the civilizations of ancient Central America.
Orlando Tercero, a 23-year-old former student of Binghamton University, could face up to 30 years in prison for the murder of Haley Anderson.
Drollinger also said Nicaragua's strongman president Daniel Ortega could be similar to Trump, "who runs his mouth."
"There have been farmers' bodies who have been cut piece by piece until only a little bit of meat is left in a bag. It's hard what, us, Nicaraguans are experiencing," Mairena said.
"We were not lying to people when we said that this was an emergency," said Mick Mulvaney.
"They forgot that he educated their kids, gave their kids health care, totally transformed the society," Bernie Sanders said in the 1985 interview.
"I don't understand why members of this committee or the American people should find any testimony that you give today to be truthful," Congresswoman Ilhan Omar told U.S. special envoy to Venezuela Elliott Abrams.
"These tyrants fancy themselves strongmen and revolutionaries, icon and luminaries," Bolton said in his speech.
Police and pro-government groups have killed more than 322 people and injured at least 2,000 others in what the government is calling "Operation Clean-Up."
The Nicaraguan Association for Human Rights said it was temporarily closing its offices "in order to guarantee the safety and physical integrity" of its employees.
The Trump administration and Daniel Ortega blame each other for Nicaragua's unrest, but ICE and Managua are quietly working together to expedite the deportation of Nicaraguans to their country of origin.
Ortega has denied responsibility for the casualties and accused "coup plotters" of seeking to overthrow his government.
Despite Daniel Ortega's claims that the unrest has ended, thousands of demonstrators took to the streets again on Monday evening.
"I don't know why they want to attack us here. It's like they want to assassinate all the students."
The streets of Nicaragua have been rocked by clashes between heavily armed pro-Ortega forces and students with rocks, slings and homemade mortars.