Alert: Planned Demonstration in Managua
U.S. Embassy in Nicaragua Alert for U.S. Citizens
February 11, 2023
Location: Managua, Nicaragua
Event: At approximately 2 p.m. today, Saturday, February 11, a pro-government march is scheduled to begin at Rotonda Jean Paul Genie (near Galerías Mall). Although the route has not been published, you should expect traffic interruptions, roadblocks and an increased police presence in the area until the late afternoon. While the activities are expected to remain peaceful, you should avoid driving in this area, avoid large crowds, and remain vigilant. Details of this event may change with little warning. 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 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.
- Contact the U.S. Embassy in Managua, located at Km 5 ½ C. Sur Managua, Nicaragua, by calling +505-2252-7104, 7:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 7:15 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Fridays. The American Citizen Services unit is also available by email during regular business hours at ACSManagua@state.gov. For after-hours emergencies, call +505-2252-7171 and ask for the Embassy Duty Officer.
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