Nicaragua’s Miss Universe barred from country 

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By LatAm Reports Staff Writers

The director of the Miss Universe organization, Anne Jakrajutatip, reported that the young Nicaraguan Sheynnis Palacios, crowned as a universal beauty queen six months ago, and her family live an indefinite “exile,” due to the crunel intentions of Daniel Ortega’s government in Nicaragua.

In a letter published on the occasion of Mothers’ Day, which is celebrated this Sunday in the United States, the Thai businesswoman confirmed that the family of Palacios recently emigrated from Nicaragua, several Nicaraguan media reported.

After the coronation crowned in November 2023, Murillo, who is Nicaragua’s vice president, said that the opponents manipulated her triumph, as they highlighted that Palacios participated in the 2018 protests.

Triumph caused discomfort to Nicaraguan regime

The owner of the Miss Universe referred to the human gifts of Palacios and highlighted her strength and dedication – to take care of your mother and the whole family that are now outside the homeland.

“You are one of the greatest examples of the butterfly girl with broken wings that never gave up to the bad actions, disrespectful and cruel intentions of any authoritarian,” Jakrajutatip added in apparent allusion to the Ortega government.

The newspaper La Prensa de Nicaragua collects these statements and quotes that in previous days there was talk on social networks that Palacios’ grandmother and brother, who lives in New York to attend to her responsibilities as queen of beauty, had left the Central American country to meet her through humanitarian parole, a migration route opened by the United States.

The first Nicaraguan and Central American to win Miss Universe

Sheynnis Palacios is the first Nicaraguan and Central American to win Miss Universe, whose 2023 edition was held on November 18 in El Salvador.

The 23-year-old queen of beauty who has not returned to Nicaragua has visited in recent months San José, Costa Rica, and Miami, the United States, where the Nicaraguan diaspora is important.

On April 26, the Ortega regime launched its own beauty pageant after accusing the representation of Miss Universe in the country for the crimes of conspiracy and betrayal of the homeland and banishing its former director.

This article has been translated after first appearing in AM Prensa