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April 18, 2023

Alert for U.S. Citizens: Planned Demonstration in Managua on Wednesday, April 19

U.S. Embassy in Nicaragua
Alert for U.S. Citizens
April 18, 2023

Location: Managua, Nicaragua

Event: Press reports indicate that a pro-government march is scheduled to begin at Rotonda Jean Paul Genie (near Galerías Mall) on Wednesday, April 19 at 3 pm.  The time and location of this event may change with little notice.  Such events can sometimes involve traffic interruptions, roadblocks, and an increased police presence.  While the activities are expected to remain peaceful, you should avoid driving in this area, avoid large crowds, and remain vigilant.  Additional gatherings may occur that could disrupt normal traffic patterns or create other unforeseen complications.

Actions to Take:

  • Avoid demonstrations or large gatherings and leave the area immediately if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests.
  • Do not participate in demonstrations.  Foreigners, including U.S.-Nicaraguan dual nationals, risk arrest or expulsion if they participate in protests.  The Nicaraguan Government may treat dual nationals as only Nicaraguan citizens, in which case the U.S. Embassy may not be notified or granted consular access.
  • Do not attempt to drive through large groups or barricades encountered on the street.
  • Ensure you have an adequate supply of food and water in the event of disruptions.
  • Monitor local media for updates.


Please follow the links or call the numbers below for consular assistance.