UPDATED 6:49 AM PT — Thurs. July 12, 2018
President Trump recently announced his picks for the new U.S. ambassadors to Nicaragua and Somalia.
On Wednesday, the president selected Donald Yamamoto for ambassador of Somalia and Kevin Sullivan for Nicaragua.
Yamamoto is currently the executive to the Bureau of African Affairs, and previously served as the ambassador to both Ethiopia and Djibouti.
Meanwhile, Sullivan is a representative for the Organization of American States.
His nomination will allow the U.S. to keep a close-eye on Nicaragua as violent protests continue to plague the country.