USAID Solicitation: Financial Analyst

Solicitation for a Cooperating Country National Personal Service Contractor (CCNPSC – Local Compensation Plan) Position Title: Financial Analyst (USAID), FSN-11 Dear Prospective Offerors: The United States Government, represented by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is seeking offers from qualified persons to provide personal services under contract as described in this solicitation. Offers must ... Read More»

Suspension of Entry as Immigrants and Nonimmigrants of Persons Responsible for Policies or Actions That Threaten Democracy in Nicaragua

November 16, 2021 Presidential Actions In light of the importance to the United States of fostering democratic processes and institutions in Nicaragua to help the Nicaraguan people achieve their aspirations for democracy, and given the suppression of human rights and democracy in Nicaragua, I have determined that it is in the interest of the United States ... Read More»

New Sanctions Following Sham Elections in Nicaragua

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE NOVEMBER 15, 2021 The United States is acting to promote accountability for Nicaraguan officials in the wake of the November sham election in Nicaragua.  Today, the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control imposed sanctions against the Nicaraguan Public Ministry and nine Nicaraguan government officials. ... Read More»

Treasury Sanctions Public Ministry of Nicaragua and Nine Government Officials Following Sham November Elections

November 15, 2021 WASHINGTON — Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated the Public Ministry of Nicaragua (Ministerio Publico de Nicaragua) as well as nine officials of the Government of Nicaragua in response to the sham national elections orchestrated by President Daniel Ortega (Ortega) and Vice President Rosario ... Read More»

Nicaragua’s Undemocratic Election

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE NOVEMBER 8, 2021 Nicaraguan President Ortega and Vice President Murillo have declared themselves the winners of national elections whose outcome has long been a foregone conclusion.  The Ortega-Murillo government has deprived Nicaraguans of any real choice by dissolving all genuine opposition parties and imprisoning all the principal ... Read More»

Statement by President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. on Nicaragua’s Sham Elections

November 7, 2021 What Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega and his wife, Vice President Rosario Murillo, orchestrated today was a pantomime election that was neither free nor fair, and most certainly not democratic.  The arbitrary imprisonment of nearly 40 opposition figures since May, including seven potential presidential candidates, and the blocking of political parties from participation rigged ... Read More»

Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Managua, Nicaragua (November 2, 2021)

Location: Worldwide Event: On October 25, President Biden announced the United States will adopt a global air travel policy. This policy prioritizes public health, protecting U.S. citizens and residents as well as those who come to visit us. Effective November 8 all non-citizen, nonimmigrant (not a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, lawful permanent resident, or traveling ... Read More»

Alert: National Elections Sunday, November 7

Location: Nicaragua Event: On Sunday, November 7, Nicaragua will hold national elections throughout the country. We anticipate a large presence of security forces throughout the country that weekend, including an increased number of police checkpoints. Large gatherings may occur that could disrupt normal traffic patterns or create other unforeseen complications. Out of an abundance of ... Read More»

The United States Applauds the OAS Resolution Condemning the Undemocratic Electoral Process and Repression in Nicaragua

Press Statement Antony J. Blinken, Secretary of State October 22, 2021 This week’s resounding vote at the Organization of American States (OAS) underscores that member states emphatically condemn President Ortega and Vice President Murillo’s undemocratic electoral process and ongoing repression.  With 26 countries voting in favor and zero votes against, this latest OAS action demonstrates ... Read More»

Making Democracy Deliver for the Americas

MS BUENO:  Buenos días.  Good morning and welcome, Mr. Ambassador of the United States, authorities, members of San Francisco de Quito University, civil society, dear students.  Welcome to Ecuador, Mr. Secretary, or as, humbled, that early father of environmentalism called us, welcome to the country of the four worlds.  The landscape that greeted you today ... Read More»

A Proclamation on Indigenous Peoples’ Day, 2021

October 08, 2021 Presidential Actions Since time immemorial, American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians have built vibrant and diverse cultures — safeguarding land, language, spirit, knowledge, and tradition across the generations. On Indigenous Peoples’ Day, our Nation celebrates the invaluable contributions and resilience of Indigenous peoples, recognizes their inherent sovereignty, and commits to honoring ... Read More»

Bicentennial of Independence in Central America

Press Statement Antony J. Blinken, Secretary of State September 15, 2021 On behalf of the American people, I convey regards to our Central American neighbors in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua, who today are each celebrating the 200th anniversary of their independence, initially as a united Central America. This special celebration inspires ... Read More»

Nicaraguan Independence Day

Press Statement Antony J. Blinken, Secretary of State September 14, 2021 On behalf of the Government and people of the United States, I express solidarity with the people of Nicaragua on their 200th Independence Day. Independence Day should be a time to celebrate freedom and the historic achievement of self-government.  Sadly, today in Nicaragua the freedom for ... Read More»

Health Alert: COVID Update (August 26, 2021)

Location: Nicaragua Event: Media report increasing COVID cases in Nicaragua and hospitals strained to capacity. The Embassy urges U.S. citizens in Nicaragua to remain vigilant and follow public health guidelines to avoid risk of infection, including: Wear a mask. Stay six feet apart. Avoid crowds and poorly ventilated spaces. Wash your hands. Get vaccinated when ... Read More»

Health Alert: Second COVID-19 Testing Site in Managua

Location: Nicaragua Event: Second COVID-19 Testing Site in Managua As a reminder, all travelers to the United States must get tested for COVID-19 no more than 3 days before their flight departs and present the negative result to the airline before boarding. There are now two locations available for these tests within Nicaragua. On August ... Read More»

The Lack of Prospects for Free and Fair Election in Nicaragua

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE AUGUST 7, 2021 President Daniel Ortega and Vice President Rosario Murillo’s decision on August 6 to ban the last genuine opposition party from participating in the November elections underscores their desire to remain in power at all costs. This autocratic maneuver follows the detention of seven presidential ... Read More»

2021 Trafficking in Persons Report: Nicaragua

Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons This is the Nicaragua specific portion of the report. For the entire report please visit the 2021 Trafficking in Persons Report on the State Department’s website. NICARAGUA: Tier 3 The Government of Nicaragua does not fully meet the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking and is not making significant efforts to ... Read More»

The United States Welcomes the Organization of American States Resolution on Nicaragua

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE JUNE 16, 2021 Yesterday, an overwhelming majority of Organization of American States (OAS) member states sent a clear message of support for the Nicaraguan people and their fight for free and fair elections, respect for human rights, and accountability. The resolution approved yesterday condemns the Ortega-Murillo regime’s ... Read More»

Announcing Sanctions on the Ortega Regime in Response to Arbitrary Detentions and Other Undemocratic Moves

Press Statement Antony J. Blinken, Secretary of State June 9, 2021 The United States calls on President Ortega and the Nicaraguan government to immediately release presidential candidates Cristiana Chamorro, Arturo Cruz, Félix Maradiaga, Juan Sebastian Chamorro and other civil society and opposition leaders arrested in the past week, including in last night’s crackdown, which sent ... Read More»

Treasury Sanctions Nicaraguan Officials for Supporting Ortega’s Efforts to Undermine Democracy, Human Rights, and the Economy

June 9, 2021 WASHINGTON — Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated four individuals who support the Ortega regime — a regime that has undermined democracy, abused the human rights of civilians, enacted repressive laws with grave economic consequences, and tried to silence the independent news media. The ... Read More»

On Pride Month

During this year’s Pride Month, we celebrate an important message: “You are Included.” The diverse experiences, perspectives, and contributions of the State Department community make our institution stronger and advance the goals of American diplomacy. Out of many, we are one. The Department has committed to increasing U.S. engagement on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, ... Read More»

Weather Alert for U.S. Citizens – Hurricane Season 2021

The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the hurricane season, which lasts through November 2021. Hurricane Season in the Atlantic begins June 1 and runs through November 30. The  National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center  expects the 2021 season to be above average.  Forecasters predict a 60% chance of an above-normal season, but do not anticipate the historic level of storm ... Read More»

A Proclamation on National Caribbean-American Heritage Month, 2021

JUNE 01, 2021 PRESIDENTIAL ACTIONS America’s diversity is and always has been the defining strength of our Nation — in every generation, our society, spirit, and shared ambitions have been refreshed by wave after wave of immigrants seeking out their American dream.  Throughout our history, Caribbean Americans have brought vibrant cultures, languages, traditions, and values ... Read More»

Message to U.S. Citizens:  U.S. Embassy Managua (May 25, 2021)

Location: Nicaragua Event:  U.S. citizens may return directly to the United States with expired U.S. passports under limited circumstances If you are overseas and your passport expired on or after January 1, 2020, you may be able to use your expired passport to return directly to the United States until December 31, 2021. You qualify for this ... Read More»

Ortega’s Electoral Legislation, Biased Council Undermine Credibility of Nicaraguan Elections

PRESS STATEMENT NED PRICE, DEPARTMENT SPOKESPERSON MAY 6, 2021 The United States is deeply concerned that the Nicaraguan Government under Daniel Ortega has rebuffed calls by its own citizens and the international community — including the Organization of American States, the European Union, and the United Nations — to build confidence in the electoral process by passing meaningful reforms to ... Read More»

World Press Freedom Day

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE MAY 2, 2021 Tomorrow, the United States joins the international community in celebrating World Press Freedom Day.  Information and knowledge are powerful tools, and a free and independent press is the core institution connecting publics to the information they need to advocate for themselves, make informed decisions, and ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: COVID Update (April 29, 2021)

Location: Nicaragua Event: There are many reports about increasing COVID cases in Nicaraguan hospitals and communities, and a new wave is possibly approaching. We urge you to protect yourself and your family by remaining vigilant and following public health guidelines to avoid risk of infection. We can slow the spread of COVID-19. Take the following ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Managua, Nicaragua Message for U.S. Citizens: Foreign Service Officer Test June 5

The Foreign Service Officer Test (FSOT) is the first step in the Foreign Service selection process. The U.S. Embassy in Managua will host a limited number of tests on June 5, 2021. Registration for the FSOT will open on April 22 and close on May 27. Visit this website to register for the FSOT:  https://home.pearsonvue.com/fsot View ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert: U. S. Embassy Managua, Nicaragua (April 18 and 19, 2021)

Location: Managua Event: The Embassy has advised personnel of potential traffic disruption and strong police presence on April 18 and 19, particularly at traffic circles, Metrocentro, Galerias, Camino de Oriente malls, the parking lots of Edificio BAC and LAFISE Bank on Masaya Highway, the area surrounding UCA, the Holiday Inn Convention Center parking lot, and ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: MINSA Announces Online COVID-19 Test Appointments (March 17, 2021)

Location: Nicaragua Event: International airline passengers who require a negative COVID-19 viral test to travel to the United States can now make an online appointment with the Nicaraguan Ministry of Health (MINSA) and receive their test results digitally using the following website: https://serviciosenlinea.minsa.gob.ni The Embassy reminds U.S. citizens that getting the COVID-19 vaccine does not exempt ... Read More»

Celebrating International Women’s Day 2021

Press Statement Antony J. Blinken, Secretary of State March 8, 2021 Every year on March 8th, the United States joins the world in recognizing International Women’s Day by celebrating the leadership, strength, and courage of women and girls. The United States recognizes the reality that the equitable participation of women in social, political, and economic ... Read More»

World Wildlife Day 2021

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE MARCH 3, 2021 On this World Wildlife Day, we recognize the importance of the world’s forests, which are home to 80 percent of the globe’s terrestrial biodiversity and contribute to the livelihoods of over one billion people. They also absorb nearly a third of all the planet-warming ... Read More»

A Proclamation on Revoking Proclamation 10014

February 24, 2021 Presidential Actions The suspension of entry imposed in Proclamation 10014 of April 22, 2020 (Suspension of Entry of Immigrants Who Present a Risk to the United States Labor Market During the Economic Recovery Following the 2019 Novel Coronavirus Outbreak), as extended by section 1 of Proclamation 10052 of June 22, 2020 (Suspension of ... Read More»

Nicaragua’s Foreign Agents Law Drives Nicaragua Toward Dictatorship, Silencing Independent Voices

PRESS RELEASE NED PRICE, DEPARTMENT SPOKESPERSON FEBRUARY 8, 2021 The United States is deeply concerned about the escalating crackdown by the Government of President Daniel Ortega in Nicaragua.  The regime’s actions under the so-called “Foreign Agents Law” forced the closure last week of two bastions of free expression: the Nicaragua chapter of PEN International and ... Read More»

A Proclamation on National Black History Month, 2021

The White House February 3, 2021 This February, during Black History Month, I call on the American people to honor the history and achievements of Black Americans and to reflect on the centuries of struggle that have brought us to this time of reckoning, redemption, and hope. We have never fully lived up to the ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Availability of COVID-19 Testing (January 19, 2021)

Location: Nicaragua Event: Effective January 26, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel. Alternatively, travelers to the United States may provide documentation from a licensed health care provider of having recovered from COVID-19 in the 90 ... Read More»

Health Alert – Department of State – Bureau of Consular Affairs (January 15, 2021)

Location: Worldwide – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director has signed an order requiring all airline passengers traveling to the United States, including U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs), to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 viral test or recovery from COVID-19. Event:  Effective January 26, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide either a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel or provide a positive test ... Read More»

USAID PROVIDES $5 MILLION IN ADDITIONAL HUMANITARIAN AID TO HELP NICARAGUANS AFFECTED BY HURRICANES IOTA AND ETA

For Immediate Release Wednesday, December 30, 2020 Office of Press Relations press@usaid.gov The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is providing an additional $5 million in humanitarian assistance to help Nicaraguans affected by Hurricanes Iota and Eta. This brings the total U.S. humanitarian aid to respond to the storms in the ... Read More»

The Ortega Regime’s New Authoritarian Law Undermines Democracy

PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE DECEMBER 24, 2020 The Western Hemisphere is now a hemisphere of freedom, with the exception of a few remaining tinpot authoritarian regimes, such as Nicaragua.  This week, the Ortega regime further isolated itself in the region by approving a law that could effectively prohibit Nicaraguans who stand for democracy from running ... Read More»

Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Managua, Nicaragua (December 21, 2020)

Location:  Nicaragua Event:  COVID-19 cases and deaths are on the rise in many countries. The U.S. Embassy urges all U.S. citizens in Nicaragua to remain vigilant and take precautionary measures to prevent contagion. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reminds U.S. citizens the safest way to celebrate the winter holidays it at home with ... Read More»

The United States Sanctions a Nicaraguan Police Chief, a Member of the Nicaraguan Judiciary, and Another Member of Ortega’s Inner Circle

PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE DECEMBER 21, 2020   Today, the United States is imposing sanctions on Marvin Ramiro Aguilar Garcia, Walmaro Antonio Gutierrez Mercado, and Fidel de Jesus Dominguez Alvarez, pursuant to Executive Order 13851, “Blocking Property of Certain Persons Contributing to the Situation in Nicaragua.”  These three individuals enable and ... Read More»

Treasury Sanctions Three Nicaraguan Officials Supporting Ortega Regime

U.S Department of the Treasury Press Release December 21, 2020   WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated the Vice President of the Nicaraguan Supreme Court of Justice, Marvin Ramiro Aguilar Garcia; a Deputy of the National Assembly, Walmaro Antonio Gutierrez Mercado; and a Chief of the ... Read More»

USAID Deploys Disaster-Assistance Response Team in Response to Central America Hurricanes, Allocates $17 Million in Additional Humanitarian Aid

For Immediate Release Wednesday, November 18, 2020 Office of Press Relations press@usaid.gov The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is deploying a Disaster-Assistance Response Team (DART) to respond to back-to-back hurricanes in Central America, where Hurricane Iota made landfall yesterday as a powerful Category 4 storm just two weeks after Hurricane Eta hit the same region. ... Read More»

Weather Alert: U. S. Embassy Managua, Nicaragua (November 16, 2020)

Location: Throughout the country Event: Hurricane Iota is expected to make landfall as a category five storm on the northern Caribbean coast of Nicaragua on the evening of November 16. According to the National Hurricane Center, Hurricane Iota is expected to produce catastrophic winds, extreme rainfall, and a life-threatening storm surge. In addition, heavy rainfall ... Read More»

Weather Alert: U. S. Embassy Managua, Nicaragua (November 13, 2020)

Location: Throughout the country Event: The National Hurricane Center is tracking a tropical depression forming in the central and western Caribbean Sea that could develop into a hurricane or tropical storm that may strike Nicaragua. This event could bring heavy rain to Nicaragua over the weekend and early next week, including the possibility of floods ... Read More»

Designation of Former President of Nicaragua Aleman Due to Involvement in Significant Corruption

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release STATEMENT BY SECRETARY MICHAEL R. POMPEO November 9, 2020 Designation of Former President of Nicaragua Aleman Due to Involvement in Significant Corruption Today, I am announcing the public designation of former Nicaraguan President Arnoldo Aleman due to his involvement in significant corruption. In his ... Read More»

Weather Alert: U. S. Embassy Managua, Nicaragua (November 2, 2020)

Location: Throughout the country Event: The Nicaraguan disaster management agency (SINAPRED) has issued a yellow warning for the northern Caribbean coast due to Hurricane Eta, which is expected to make landfall early November 3. Hurricane Eta is expected to produce rainfall amounts of 15 to 25 inches over Nicaragua. These rainfall amounts can produce life-threatening ... Read More»

Weather Alert: U. S. Embassy Managua, Nicaragua

Location:  Throughout the country Event:  The Nicaraguan disaster management agency (SINAPRED) has issued a yellow warning for the northern Caribbean coast due to Hurricane Eta, which is expected to make landfall early November 3. Hurricane Eta is expected to produce rainfall amounts of 15 to 25 inches over Nicaragua.  These rainfall amounts can produce life-threatening ... Read More»

Weather Alert: U. S. Embassy Managua, Nicaragua

Location:  Throughout the country Event:  The National Hurricane Center is tracking a possible tropical depression forming in the central and western Caribbean Sea that could develop into a hurricane or tropical storm that may strike Nicaragua.  This event could bring heavy rain to Nicaragua over the weekend and early next week, including the possibility of ... Read More»

Weather Alert: U. S. Embassy Managua, Nicaragua (October 30, 2020)

Location: Throughout the country Event: The National Hurricane Center is tracking a possible tropical depression forming in the central and western Caribbean Sea that could develop into a hurricane or tropical storm that may strike Nicaragua. This event could bring heavy rain to Nicaragua over the weekend and early next week, including the possibility of ... Read More»

The United States Sanctions a Member of the Nicaraguan Judiciary, Another Member of Ortega’s Inner Circle, and Another Entity

PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE OCTOBER 9, 2020   Today, the U.S. Government imposed sanctions on Ana Julia Guido Ochoa (Guido), Paul Oquist Kelley (Oquist), and Caja Rural Nacional (Caruna), pursuant to Executive Order 13851 (“Blocking Property of Certain Persons Contributing to the Situation in Nicaragua”). These individuals and this entity enable ... Read More»

Treasury Sanctions Nicaraguan Financial Institution and Officials Supporting Ortega Regime

U.S Department of the Treasury Press Release 10/09/2020   WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated Nicaraguan financial institution Cooperativa De Ahorro Y Credito Caja Rural Nacional RL, as well as Attorney General Ana Julia Guido De Romero and Secretary of the Presidency Paul Herbert Oquist ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Immediate Availability: Eastern Airlines Flights October 10 and 17

Location: Managua Event: Eastern Airlines has confirmed direct flights between Miami (MIA) and Managua (MGA) on October 10 and 17, 2020.  These flights are scheduled to depart Miami en route to Managua at 1:00 p.m. and depart Managua en route to Miami at 4:00 p.m. These are commercial flights.  Tickets cannot be purchased at the ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Don’t Let the Elections Pass You By

If you plan to vote in the November 2020 election it is important to ACT NOW!  Don’t wait, return your voted ballot right away.  Remember U.S. embassies and consulates are not polling places; same-day in-person voting is not available outside the United States – but you can get assistance in requesting and returning your absentee ballot.  Many states require voted ballots ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Submit Your Ballot Today!

The November 2020 election is fast approaching!  Most states have already sent ballots to registered voters.  Once you receive your ballot, complete and return it immediately to ensure your vote gets counted. How do I return my completed ballot?  Most states require that ballots reach state election officials before voting closes on election day (Tuesday, November ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Update: Commercial Airline Service (September 22, 2020)

Location: Nicaragua Event: Several airlines have announced their intent to resume commercial service between Nicaragua and the United States. The following dates for resumption of service are current as of September 22, 2020 but could change: Avianca service resumed on September 19, 2020 Spirit Airlines plans to resume service on October 01, 2020 American Airlines ... Read More»

Press Statement: The United States Condemns the Ortega Regime’s Attack on the Free Press

PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE SEPTEMBER 15, 2020 Despite the international community’s call for free and fair elections, Daniel Ortega is doubling down on repression and refusing to honor the democratic aspirations of the Nicaraguan people.  Recent intensified attacks against political opposition figures and independent media in Nicaragua, including the use of ... Read More»

Press Statement From Secretary of State: Nicaragua’s Independence Day

Nicaragua’s Independence Day PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE SEPTEMBER 14, 2020 On behalf of the Government of the United States and the American people, I congratulate the people of Nicaragua as you celebrate your 199th Independence Day. The Nicaraguan people have endured a difficult year. We support their desire to restore democracy through free ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Voting Deadlines and Instructions for U.S. Citizens Voting Abroad

The November 2020 election is fast approaching!  If you are a U.S. citizen overseas, register and request your ballot today!   If you mail your ballot through the U.S. Embassy, we must receive your ballot by October 2, 2020 to ensure timely delivery.  U.S. embassies and consulates are NOT polling places.  Same-day, in-person voting is not available outside ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Update: Additional Charter Flight Options (August 26, 2020)

Location: Managua Event: Numerous commercial charter flights to and from the United States are currently scheduled for dates throughout August and September.  For more information on availability and dates, please contact one of the travel agencies listed below.  Please note that tickets for charter flights cannot be purchased directly from the airlines.  Interested individuals must ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Update: Additional August 27 Aeromexico Charter (August 17, 2020)

Location: Nicaragua Event: Aeromexico is arranging an additional repatriation charter flight from Managua to Mexico City on Thursday, August 27, 2020.  This flight is open to U.S. citizens.  Aeromexico currently flies from Mexico City to Atlanta, Houston, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Antonio, Miami, and Orlando. Tickets for this flight must be purchased by ... Read More»

Travel Advisory: Nicaragua – Level 4: Do Not Travel (August 06, 2020)

Location: Nicaragua Event: The U.S. Department of State updated the Travel Advisory for Nicaragua on August 6, 2020.  Do not travel to Nicaragua due to COVID-19. Reconsider travel to Nicaragua due to civil unrest, crime, limited healthcare availability, and arbitrary enforcement of laws. Read the Department of State’s  COVID-19 page  before you plan any international travel. The Centers for Disease ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Update: Additional August 15 Aeromexico Charter (August 05, 2020)

Location: Nicaragua Event: Aeromexico is arranging an additional repatriation charter flight from Managua to Mexico City on Saturday, August 15, 2020.  This flight is open to U.S. citizens.  Aeromexico currently flies from Mexico City to Houston, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Antonio, Miami, and Orlando. Tickets for this flight must be purchased by August ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Update: Suspension of Commercial Airline Service (July 24, 2020)

Location: Nicaragua Event: Most airlines serving Managua have delayed the resumption of regular service to and from the United States until September 2020.  The following dates of suspension are subject to change: Aeromexico service suspended until September 01, 2020 United Airlines service suspended until September 02, 2020 Avianca Airlines service suspended until September 02, 2020 ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Update: Additional July 22 Aeromexico Charter (July 10, 2020)

Location: Nicaragua Event: Aeromexico and the Embassy of Mexico are arranging an additional repatriation charter flight from Managua to Mexico City on Wednesday, July 22, 2020. This flight is open to U.S. citizens. Aeromexico currently flies from Mexico City to Houston, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Antonio, Miami, and Orlando. Tickets for this flight ... Read More»

Customer Service Announcement: Suspension of Visa Services

July 7, 2020 Due to the ongoing  #COVID19  crisis, the U.S. Embassy has extended the suspension of routine visa appointments until further notice. This suspension includes appointments for immigrant and non-immigrant visa applications. Emergency visa applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Services for U.S. citizens are not affected by this suspension. For more information ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: July 17 AeroMexico Charter (July 3, 2020)

Location: Nicaragua Event: AeroMexico and the Embassy of Mexico are arranging a repatriation charter flight from Managua to Mexico City on Friday, July 17, 2020. This flight is open to U.S. citizens. AeroMexico currently flies from Mexico City to Houston, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Antonio, Miami, and Orlando. Tickets for this flight must be purchased ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Invitation to Virtual Independence Day Celebration

Join U.S. Embassy Managua’s first-ever virtual Independence Day celebration! Friday, July 3, 2020 4:00 p.m. Managua | 6:00 p.m. EST On our Embassy Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/embusanic The event will feature remarks by Ambassador Kevin K. Sullivan, an exclusive concert by Latin Grammy award-winning band Flor de Toloache, and performances of the U.S. and Nicaraguan national anthems ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Update: Suspension of Commercial Airline Service (June 29, 2020)

Location: Nicaragua Event: All airlines serving Managua have delayed the resumption of regular service to and from the United States until August 2020.  The following dates of suspension are subject to change: Aeromexico service suspended until August 01, 2020 United Airlines service suspended until August 03, 2020 Avianca Airlines service suspended until August 06, 2020 ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Your Vote Counts: Instructions for U.S. Citizens Voting Abroad

Celebrate democracy this 4th of July by taking the necessary steps to vote in the 2020 U.S. elections! In order to vote in the November 2020 elections, all overseas U.S. citizens need to have completed a Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) in 2020. Whether you are a first-time voter or have already received ballots and ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Immediate Availability: Eastern Airlines Flights June 11 and 12

Location: Managua Event: Eastern Airlines has confirmed direct flights from Managua (MGA) to Miami (MIA) on June 11 and 12, 2020.  These flights are scheduled to depart Managua at 11:00 a.m. and arrive in Miami at 3:30 p.m. These are commercial flights.  Tickets cannot be purchased at the airport and must be purchased online directly ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Possible Eastern Airlines Flights Next Week

Location: Managua Event: Eastern Airlines may offer two additional direct flights from Managua to Miami on June 11 and 12, 2020.  These flights are not confirmed, and dates and availability could change.  The Embassy will send an additional message with information on how to purchase a ticket once flights are confirmed. The Embassy strongly encourages ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Update: Commercial Airline Service (June 03, 2020)

Location: Nicaragua Event: Most airlines serving Managua have delayed the resumption of regular service from Managua to the United States until July 2020.  The following information is the most current available as of today’s date, but is subject to change: Aeromexico service suspended until July 04, 2020 United Airlines service suspended until June 21, 2020 ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Managua, Nicaragua (June 02, 2020)

Location: Nicaragua Event: As of June 1, 2020, the government of Nicaragua has reported 759 cases of COVID-19, including cases of community transmission.  Independent health monitors estimate the actual number of cases is even higher and will continue to rise quickly.  To combat the spread of the virus, Nicaraguan medical associations have urged the public ... Read More»

Customer Service Announcement: Suspension of Visa Services (May 26, 2020)

Location: Nicaragua Event: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, the U.S. Embassy has extended the suspension of routine visa appointments until further notice. This suspension includes appointments for immigrant and non-immigrant visa applications. Emergency visa applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Services for U.S. citizens are not affected by this suspension. Actions to ... Read More»

The United States Sanctions Nicaraguan Army General Aviles and Finance Minister Acosta

U.S. Department of State Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release Statement by Secretary Michael R. Pompeo May 22, 2020 Today, the United States announces new financial sanctions against Julio Cesar Aviles Castillo (Aviles) and Ivan Adolfo Acosta Montalvan (Acosta).  This new action furthers United States policy to hold accountable those individuals and entities who are key enablers of Ortega’s misrule and who ... Read More»

Treasury Sanctions Senior Nicaraguan Government Officials, Increasing Pressure on President Ortega’s Regime

U.S Department of the Treasury Press Releases May 22, 2020 WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated two senior Nicaraguan government officials, Julio Cesar Aviles Castillo and Ivan Adolfo Acosta Montalvan for supporting the corrupt Ortega regime. Since April 2018, the Ortega regime has cracked down ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Immediate Availability: Eastern Airlines Flight Tomorrow

Location: Managua Event: Eastern Airlines has confirmed a direct flight from Managua (MGA) to Miami (MIA) on Thursday, May 21, 2020. This flight departs Managua at 10:00 a.m. and arrives in Miami at 2:30 p.m.  This is a commercial flight.  Tickets cannot be purchased at the airport and must be purchased online directly from Eastern ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Immediate Availability: Eastern Airlines Flight Tomorrow

Location: Managua Event: Eastern Airlines has confirmed a direct flight from Managua (MGA) to Miami (MIA) on Wednesday, May 20, 2020. This flight departs Managua at 10:00 a.m. and arrives in Miami at 2:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online directly from Eastern Airlines at https://goeasternair.com/ (Note: pick “one way” as the option). The Embassy strongly ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Update: Commercial Airline Service (May 16, 2020)

Location: Nicaragua Event: American Airlines has extended suspension of regular service from Managua to the United States through July 7, 2020.  Several other airlines have also changed dates for resumption of service to and from Nicaragua: Aeromexico service suspended until June 04, 2020 United Airlines service suspended until June 04, 2020 Avianca Airlines service suspended ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Status of Land Borders (May 14, 2020)

Location: Nicaragua Event: The Costa Rican government has announced the closure of its border until at least June 15.  The Honduran border remains closed until further notice. Visit Ready.gov for tips to prepare yourselves and your family in the event of an emergency.  U.S. citizens remaining in Nicaragua should ensure they have an adequate supply of ... Read More»

Health Alert; U.S. Embassy Managua, Nicaragua (May 14, 2020)

Location: Nicaragua Event: As of May 14, the Government of Nicaragua has reported 25 cases of COVID-19, including cases transmitted through community spread. Independent health monitors report the actual number of cases is likely much higher. Independent reporting also suggests the spread of COVID may be impacting the ability of the medical system in areas ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Update: Commercial Airline Service (April 28, 2020)

Location: Nicaragua Event: Several airlines have extended their suspension of regular service between Nicaragua and the United States. The following dates for resumption of service are current as of April 28, 2020 but could change: Aeromexico service suspended until June 01, 2020 United Airlines service suspended until June 04, 2020 Avianca Airlines service suspended until ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Update: Suspension of Commercial Airline Service (April 22, 2020)

Location: Nicaragua Event: Several airlines have extended their suspension of regular service between Nicaragua and the United States. The following dates for resumption of service are current as of April 22, 2020 but could change: Aeromexico service suspended until May 02, 2020 United Airlines service suspended until June 04, 2020 Avianca Airlines service suspended until ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Unannounced Border and Airport Closures (April 20, 2020)

Location: Nicaragua Event: While the Nicaraguan government has not officially announced border restrictions, U.S. citizens in Nicaragua should be prepared for closures of land borders and airports with no warning and with indefinite duration.  All commercial air service from Nicaragua to the United States remains suspended until at least early May.  U.S. citizens in Nicaragua ... Read More»

Two-Year Anniversary of the Crisis in Nicaragua

PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE APRIL 18, 2020 Today, we mark precisely two years to the day since the Nicaraguan people rose up peacefully to call for freedom and democracy, demanding change from the corrupt and repressive rule of Daniel Ortega and Rosario Murillo. Unfortunately, the people’s calls for freedom and democracy ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Update: Commercial Airline Service (April 17, 2020)

Location: Nicaragua Event: Several airlines have extended their suspension of regular service between Nicaragua and the United States. The following dates for resumption of service are current as of April 17, 2020 but could change: Aeromexico service suspended until May 02, 2020 United Airlines service suspended until May 20, 2020 Avianca Airlines service suspended until ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Update: No Commercial Airline Service (April 09, 2020)

Location: Nicaragua Event: As of April 9, all commercial airline service between Nicaragua and the United States has been suspended until at least early May.  U.S. citizens still in Nicaragua should be prepared to shelter in place.  The Embassy encourages U.S. citizens in Nicaragua to follow guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and limit non-essential travel during ... Read More»

Customer Service Announcement: Current Status of Passport Operations for Overseas Posts (April 08, 2020)

Location: Nicaragua Event: Because of public health measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, effective March 20, 2020, the U.S. Department of State began limiting its domestic passport operations.  Effective April 2, U.S. passport agencies have further limited their ability to offer routine passport and citizenship services overseas. In an emergency, the Embassy can assist ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Update: Suspension of All Commercial Airline Services (April 06, 2020)

Location: Nicaragua Event: Aeromexico will suspend service to Managua starting April 9, 2020.  After the final April 9 Aeromexico flight, there will be no commercial flights between Nicaragua and the United States until at least early May.  U.S. citizens in Nicaragua who wish to return to the United States should take advantage of this final ... Read More»

Customer Service Announcement: Suspension of Visa Services (April 06, 2020)

Location: Nicaragua Event: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, the U.S. Embassy has suspended routine visa services through April 30, 2020.  This suspension includes appointments for immigrant and non-immigrant visa applications.  Emergency visa applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.  Services for U.S. citizens are not affected by this suspension. There are still commercial ... Read More»

Customer Service Announcement: Suspension of Visa Services (April 06, 2020)

Location: Nicaragua Event: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, the U.S. Embassy has suspended routine visa services through April 30, 2020.  This suspension includes appointments for immigrant and non-immigrant visa applications.  Emergency visa applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.  Services for U.S. citizens are not affected by this suspension. There are still commercial ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Managua, Nicaragua (April 2, 2020)

Location: Nicaragua Event: International commercial flight options currently exist in Nicaragua.  U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements as soon as possible unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.  The U.S. government does not anticipate arranging repatriation flights in Nicaragua at this time. Actions to Take: ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Additional United Airlines Flight Options (March 31, 2020)

Location: Nicaragua Event: United Airlines has confirmed two additional direct flights from Managua (MGA) to Houston (IAH) on April 1 and April 2. These flights depart Managua at 1:15 p.m. and arrive in Houston at 5:36 p.m. The one-way cost is $805 per person. Tickets can be purchased at united.com or through your travel agent ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Update: AeroMexico Flight Options (March 29, 2020)

Location: Nicaragua Event: As of April 1, AeroMexico will be the only international carrier that has not suspended service from Nicaragua. AeroMexico does not have direct flights from Managua to the United States but does fly five times per week from Managua to Mexico City. From Mexico City, U.S.-based airlines connect to many U.S. cities, ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Update: Potential Flights for U.S. Citizens (March 27, 2020)

Location: Nicaragua Event: The U.S. Embassy in Managua is coordinating a potential flight for U.S. citizens to the United States on Wednesday, April 1, which would land at Alexandria International Airport (AEX) in Alexandria, LA. U.S. citizens wishing to be included on a list of passengers for this potential flight must fill out this online form . You should fill out ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Managua, Nicaragua (March 26, 2020)

Location: Nicaragua Event: On March 26, Nicaragua’s Health Ministry confirmed Nicaragua’s first death due to COVID-19. The Nicaraguan government has yet to impose any travel restrictions or national quarantine policies. The Department of State has issued a Global Level 4 Health Travel Advisory for COVID-19. The Embassy strongly encourages U.S. citizen travelers to advance their ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Potential Flights for U.S. Citizens (March 26, 2020)

Location:  Nicaragua Event:  As of March 26, 2020, seats remain available on AeroMexico flights from Managua to Mexico City, with connections to many destinations in the United States.  However, other international airlines have suspended service from Managua or will soon do so.  For more information on the expected suspension dates of these airlines, you can review ... Read More»

Update: Suspension of Several Airline Services (March 25, 2020)

Location: Nicaragua Event: As of March 25, 2020, AeroMexico is the only international carrier serving Nicaragua that has not announced plans to suspend service.  AeroMexico does not have direct flights to the United States from Nicaragua, but does fly five times per week from Managua to Mexico City with connecting service to Miami, Florida and ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Suspension of Several Airline Services (March 22, 2020)

Location:  Nicaragua Event:  American Airlines plans to suspend flights to and from Managua beginning March 27, 2020; Spirit Airlines will do the same beginning March 24, 2020; and United Airlines beginning April 1, 2020. With the outbreak of COVID-19, other airlines have suspended or may soon suspend service from Nicaragua.  U.S. citizens planning to leave Nicaragua ... Read More»

Travel Advisory: Global Level 4 Health Advisory for COVID-19 – Do Not Travel (March 19, 2020)

The Department of State advises U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19.  In countries where commercial departure options remain available, U.S. citizens who live in the United States should arrange for immediate return to the United States, unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.  ... Read More»

Global Level 3 Health Advisory – Reconsider Travel

The Department of State advises U.S. citizens to reconsider travel abroad due to the global impact of COVID-19. Many areas throughout the world are now experiencing COVID-19 outbreaks and taking action that may limit traveler mobility, including quarantines and border restrictions. Even countries, jurisdictions, or areas where cases have not been reported may restrict travel ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Managua, Nicaragua (March 19, 2020) 

Location:  Nicaragua   Event:  On March 18, Nicaragua’s Health Ministry confirmed the first case of COVID-19 within the country’s borders.  As of March 19, the Nicaraguan government has not imposed any travel restrictions or national quarantine policies.  Please visit  Nicaragua’s Health Ministry website  for updates on Nicaragua’s response to the spread of COVID-19. On March 14, the Department of State authorized the departure of U.S. ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Managua, Nicaragua (March 17, 2020)

Location:  Nicaragua  Event:  The Department of State has issued a Global Level 3 Health Advisory for the Coronavirus (COVID-19).  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has also issued a  Level 2 Global COVID-19 Outbreak Notice . As of March 17, the Government of Nicaragua has not confirmed cases of COVID-19 within the country’s borders.  Nicaragua’s Health Ministry continues to report that they are monitoring the situation.  The Nicaraguan government has ... Read More»

COVID-19 Website Information

COVID-19 Website Information Last Updated: 11/18/2021 *** Effective November 8, 2021, all non-immigrant, non-U.S. citizen air travelers to the United States will be required to be fully vaccinated and to provide proof of vaccination status prior to boarding an airplane to the United States. U.S. citizens and Legal Permanent Residents (LPRs) who are eligible to ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Managua (March 10, 2020)

Location:  Nicaragua Event:  There is an ongoing multinational outbreak of novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) first identified in Wuhan, China.  The global public health threat posed by COVID-19 is high, with more than 115,000 reported cases worldwide.  As of March 10, Nicaragua has no confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders. Nicaragua’s Health Ministry is monitoring the ... Read More»

Press Statement from the Secretary of State: The United States Sanctions the Nicaraguan National Police and Three Commissioners

Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State March 5, 2020 Today, the United States announces new financial sanctions against the Nicaraguan National Police (NNP) and three NNP commissioners, Juan Antonio Valle Valle (Valle Valle), Luis Alberto Perez Olivas (Perez Olivas), and Justo Pastor Urbina (Urbina).  This latest action is further proof of the United ... Read More»

Treasury Department Press Release: Treasury Sanctions Nicaraguan National Police and Police Commissioners Involved in Human Rights Abuse

March 5, 2020 WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) today designated the Nicaraguan National Police (NNP), the primary law enforcement entity in Nicaragua, for its role in serious human rights abuse in Nicaragua. Additionally, OFAC designated three NNP commissioners, Juan Antonio Valle Valle, Luis Alberto Perez Olivas, ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Managua, Nicaragua (March 5, 2020)

Location:  Managua, Countrywide Event:  Due to recent policy announcements, U.S. Embassy personnel and temporary duty visitors require special permission to travel outside of their residential neighborhoods and hotels for the next 72 hours.  Embassy personnel are not permitted to travel outside of Managua during this period.  The Embassy reminds U.S. citizens that demonstrations may occur ... Read More»

Customer Service Announcement: U.S. Embassy Managua, Nicaragua (March 5, 2020)

Location:  Managua, Countrywide Event:  The Embassy’s consular section will be closed to the public for the remainder of Thursday, March 5, and all day Friday, March 6, 2020.  Regular customer service hours will resume Monday, March 9, 2020. Actions to Take:  Please follow the links or call the numbers below for additional service-related information.   ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Registering to Vote and Submitting an Overseas Ballot

Registering to Vote and submitting a ballot is fast, easy, and can be done from anywhere in the world! Start by confirming your voter registration with your state.  Some states require absentee voters to register annually so you may need to re-register.  Go to FVAP.gov to connect to your state’s voter portal to register to vote, ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Managua, Nicaragua (February 25, 2020)

Location:  Managua Event:  The Embassy has advised personnel of potential traffic disruption and strong police presence due to a possible pro-democracy protest march starting at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 25, from the National Cathedral to the Central American University.  Additional demonstrations may occur in Managua or elsewhere in Nicaragua with little or no notice.  Please ... Read More»

Presidential Proclamation

Entry of aliens who were present in China, excluding the Special Autonomous Regions of Hong Kong and Macau, within 14 days prior to their arrival at the port of entry in the United States is suspended, per Presidential Proclamation.  If you reside in China, have traveled to China recently, or intend to travel to China ... Read More»

U.S. Social Security Services and other Federal Benefits Nicaragua – January 28-30, 2020

The U.S. Embassy in Nicaragua is pleased to announce that representatives from the Regional Federal Benefits Unit located in the U.S. Embassy in Costa Rica will visit Managua to offer services for beneficiaries or individuals with questions about U.S. Social Security and other federal benefits. Where:  Consular Section U.S. Embassy Managua –kilometer 5 ½ (5.5) ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Town Hall Meeting in Managua with Ambassador Sullivan on January 31, 2020

The U.S. Embassy invites U.S. citizens in Nicaragua to attend a Town Hall hosted by Ambassador Sullivan on Friday, January 31, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The event will take place in Casa Grande at the U.S. Embassy compound, located at Kilometer 5.5 Carretera Sur, Managua. The program will include remarks by the ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Managua (January 8, 2020)

Location: Nicaragua Event: Heightened Middle East Tensions There is heightened tension in the Middle East that may result in security risks to U.S. citizens abroad. The Embassy will continue to review the security situation and will provide additional information as needed. Actions to Take: Keep a low profile. Be aware of your surroundings. Stay alert ... Read More»

The United States Takes Action Against the Ortega Regime in Nicaragua

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson Statement by Secretary MICHAEL R. POMPEO December 12, 2019 Today, the United States announces new financial sanctions against Daniel Ortega’s son Rafael Ortega and three Nicaraguan companies.  This new action furthers the United States’ unwavering commitment to use all economic and diplomatic tools to hold the government ... Read More»

Access English Scholarship Program Graduation

Ambassador Sullivan presented graduation certificates to 19 English Access scholarship students from Ometepe island. The Ambassador thanked parents and teachers for all the support they provided and highlighted the assistance to Nicaraguan youth provided by the Embassy through these scholarships. Ambassador Sullivan also met with English teachers and presented a donation of educational materials. During his ... Read More»

Treasury Sanctions Nicaraguan Government Officials Involved in Human Rights Abuse and Social Security Corruption

WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated three Nicaraguan government officials, Ramon Antonio Avellan Medal, Lumberto Ignacio Campbell Hooker, and Roberto Jose Lopez Gomez, who have had a role in directing entities engaged in human rights abuses, election fraud, and corruption. Additionally, Ramon Antonio Avellan Medal ... Read More»

Routine Message for U.S. Citizens: “Green Alert” for Weather in Nicaragua (October 25, 2019)

The Government of Nicaragua has declared a country-wide “green alert” in preparation for ongoing torrential rain.  All U.S. citizens in Nicaragua should take precautionary measures to prepare themselves for these ongoing torrential rains and follow the advice of local authorities as provided on the SINAPRED website . Actions to Take: Monitor the progress of these systems because ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert: U. S. Embassy Managua, Nicaragua (September 21)

Location:  Managua Event:  The Embassy has directed personnel to avoid the area around Centroamerica traffic circle on Saturday, September 21 due to a planned protest.  Other cities with a possibility of protests and strong police presence include Masaya, Leon, Matagalpa, Chinandega, Carazo, and Boaco.  The Embassy has directed personnel to avoid all major thoroughfares in Managua between 10 a.m. and 12 ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert: U. S. Embassy Managua, Nicaragua (September 13)

Location:  Managua Event:  The Embassy has advised personnel of potential traffic disruption and strong police presence due to a possible protest march by the Movimiento Campesino starting at 10:00 a.m. Friday, September 13 on Masaya Highway between John Paul Genie traffic circle and Central American University.  Additional demonstrations may occur in Managua or elsewhere in ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert: U. S. Embassy Managua, Nicaragua (September 9-11)

Location:  Managua Event:  The Embassy has advised personnel of potential traffic disruption and strong police presence due to possible protest marches September 9-11.  On September 9, Movimiento Defensa Estudiantil announced an intended march between Plaza de las Victorias and Central American University (UCA), at an unspecified time.  Movimiento Defensa Estudiantil has also requested police permission to ... Read More»

Construction Services for Main Entrance Construction Upgrade – Booth and Drop Arm – Submit no later than 30 August 2019, 4:00 pm

Pulbished: August 12, 2019 Embassy of the United States, Managua, has a requirement for a LOCAL CONTRACTOR to provide Construction Services for Main Entrance Construction Upgrade – Booth and Drop Arm.  You are invited to submit a quotation.  The Request for Quotations (RFQ) consists of the following sections: Standard Form SF-18 Basic information, statement of work or specifications, drawings, and technical qualifications . Purchase Order Contract Clauses The Embassy plans to award a ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Dengue fever cases in Nicaragua

Nicaragua is reporting twice as many dengue fever cases as this time last year. The latest numbers from the Ministry of Health (MINSA), current through July, are 39,390 suspected cases, 1,316 lab-confirmed cases, and eight deaths.  The majority of cases have been reported in Masaya, Managua and Carazo. Dengue fever is a virus spread through ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Managua, Nicaragua (August 3, 2019)

Location:  Managua Event:  Healthcare workers have called for a protest at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 3, 2019 in front of the Centro Pellas corporate complex next to the Masaya Highway (Nic. 4) in Managua.  The Embassy has directed personnel to temporarily avoid this area.  Additional demonstrations may occur with little or no notice.  Please ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Festival of Santo Domingo Celebrations July 31 to August 10, 2019

Location:  Managua Event:  On July 31, celebrations commemorating the festival of Santo Domingo, the patron saint of Managua, will begin.  Road closures, traffic disturbances, and fireworks are expected throughout the city, especially in the immediate vicinity of parade routes.  The festival features massive gatherings on August 1 and 10 throughout the Santo Domingo neighborhood and ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert: Student Day Protest March (July 25)

Location:  Managua Event:  The Embassy has directed personnel to avoid Masaya Highway between Jean Paul Genie traffic circle and Centroamerica traffic circle starting at 2:00 p.m. July 25 due to a planned protest in commemoration of Nicaraguan Student’s Day.  A strong police presence is already noted along this route, and other locations in Managua.  Additional ... Read More»

Alert:  Revolution 40th Anniversary Celebrations (July 17-19, 2019)

Location:  Managua Event: The Embassy has directed personnel to avoid celebrations related to the 40th anniversary of the Revolution, July 17-19, including possible vigils July 18 on Simón Bolívar Avenue between Rotunda Hugo Chávez, Plaza de la Revolución, Plaza la Fe Juan Pablo II and the Malecón area; and celebrations July 19 in the same ... Read More»

Alert: Revolution 40th Anniversary Celebrations (July 17-19, 2019)

Location:  Managua Event: The Embassy has directed personnel to avoid celebrations related to the 40th anniversary of the Revolution, July 17-19, including possible vigils July 18 on Simón Bolívar Avenue between Rotunda Hugo Chávez, Plaza de la Revolución, Plaza la Fe Juan Pablo II and the Malecón area; and celebrations July 19 in the same ... Read More»

Alert: Annual Repliegue March Saturday, July 6

Location:  Managua/Masaya Event: The Embassy has directed personnel to avoid the Masaya Highway Saturday, July 6 due to the FSLN’s annual Repliegue procession.  The Repliegue is scheduled to begin at 10:00 a.m. with a rally at Plaza de Las Victorias and end in the early afternoon with another rally in Masaya.  Expect major traffic congestion ... Read More»

Celebrating Independence Day

On July 2nd., embassy officials commemorated the 243rd. birthday of the United States. Guests included Government of Nicaragua officials, Civic Alliance, Church, the Military, student leaders, media, academics, private sector, and cultural communities. We celebrate the basic principles of our country among them a government of the people, by the people and for the people. ... Read More»

United States and Canada Announce Financial Sanctions to Address the Ongoing Repression in Nicaragua

MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON JUNE 21, 2019 Today, the United States further affirms its commitment to use all economic and diplomatic tools to promote accountability for the Ortega regime and to support the Nicaraguan people through the announcement of new targeted sanctions actions against regime figures. Canada’s sanctions actions today illustrate the international commitment to Nicaraguans’ cause, ... Read More»

2018 Report on International Religious Freedom: Nicaragua

Executive Summary The constitution prohibits discrimination based on religion; provides for freedom of belief, religion, and worship; and states no one “shall be obligated by coercive measures to declare his or her ideology or beliefs.”  The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) reported “serious human rights violations in the context of social protests in Nicaragua” ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Hurricane and Typhoon Season 2019

The Embassy of the United States reminds U.S. citizens in Nicaragua that hurricane season lasts from June 1 to November 30, with peak season from mid-August to late October.  The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center predicts a near-normal hurricane season this year in the Atlantic, with a 70 percent likelihood of 9-15 named storms, 4-8 hurricanes, and 2-4 major hurricanes.  ... Read More»

Restoring Fundamental Freedoms in Nicaragua

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson STATEMENT BY MORGAN ORTAGUS, SPOKESPERSON June 12, 2019 Restoring Fundamental Freedoms in Nicaragua The recent release of more than 100 Nicaraguan citizens who were imprisoned for exercising their fundamental freedoms means that these Nicaraguans, who have sacrificed greatly in the struggle for genuine democracy in Nicaragua, will ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert: U. S. Embassy Managua, Nicaragua (June 11, 2019)

Location:  Managua Event: The Embassy has directed personnel to avoid the Managua Cathedral and surrounding areas due to a planned pro-democracy protest at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 11.  Strong police presence and traffic congestion is expected in the area.  Additional demonstrations may occur in Managua or elsewhere in Nicaragua with little or no notice.  Please ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert: U. S. Embassy Managua, Nicaragua (May 30, 2019)

Location:  Managua Event: A pro-democracy march may occur in Managua at 2:00 p.m. today, May 30, 2019 from Kilometer 4.5 North Highway (airport road) to the El Dorado traffic lights.  The Embassy has directed personnel to temporarily avoid this area.  Additional demonstrations may occur with little or no notice.  Please monitor local media for updates, ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Managua, Nicaragua (May 26, 2019)

Location:  Managua Event:  A pro-democracy march is expected to occur in Managua at 10:00 a.m. Sunday, May 26, 2019 between the Embassy of Mexico and Metrocentro traffic circle.  The Embassy has directed personnel to temporarily avoid this area.  Additional demonstrations may occur with little or no notice.  Please monitor local media for updates, and remember ... Read More»

Customer Service Announcement: U.S. Embassy Managua, Nicaragua (May 23, 2019)

Location:  Managua, Countrywide Event:  Due to anticipated traffic disruptions associated with a nationwide strike tomorrow, the Embassy’s consular section will be closed to the public on Thursday, May 23, 2019, and movement of Embassy personnel has been temporarily restricted.  Regular customer service hours will resume Friday, May 24, 2019. Actions to Take:  Please follow the ... Read More»

Town Hall in Managua with Ambassador Sullivan on May 22, 2019

Update: Town Hall in Managua with Ambassador Sullivan on May 22, 2019 has been postponed to a later date. We apologize for any inconvenience and will update the U.S. citizen community when a future date has been chosen. If you have additional questions, please call the U.S. Embassy Managua Consular Section at 2252-7100. Inquires may ... Read More»

President Donald J. Trump Is Taking A Stand For Democracy And Human Rights In The Western Hemisphere

April 17, 2019 “When Venezuela is free, and Cuba is free, and Nicaragua is free, this will become the first free hemisphere in all of human history” – President Donald J. Trump HOLDING THE CUBAN DICTATORSHIP ACCOUNTABLE: President Donald J. Trump is holding the Cuban regime accountable for its repression of the Cuban people. President ... Read More»

National Security Advisor Ambassador John R. Bolton Delivers Remarks at Bay of Pigs Veterans Association-Brigade 2506

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 Remarks as delivered Thank you, Colonel [Johnny] Lopez de la Cruz, for your kind introduction, and for the invitation to address the Bay of Pigs Veterans Association this afternoon. I am delighted to be here in Miami among such brave and distinguished company. If I could, I would like to ask ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Managua, Nicaragua (April 17, 2019)

Location:  Managua Event:  The Embassy has directed personnel to avoid the Masaya highway in Managua (NIC-4) from Centroamérica traffic circle to Plaza de las Victorias due to a planned pro-democracy march at 2:00 p.m. today, April 17, 2019.  In addition, due to the one year anniversary of the commencement of sociopolitical unrest in Nicaragua, and ... Read More»

Customer Service Announcement: U.S. Embassy Managua, Nicaragua (April 17, 2019)

Location:  Managua, Nicaragua Event: The Embassy will be closed to the public from 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 17, to 7:15 a.m. on Monday, April 22, 2019.  During this time, only emergency services for U.S. citizens will be available. Actions to Take: Please follow the links or call the numbers below for additional service-related information. ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert: U. S. Embassy Managua, Nicaragua (April 6, 2019)

Location:  Managua Event:  The Embassy has directed personnel to avoid the Masaya highway between Centroamerica traffic circle and Plaza Alexis Arguello starting at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, April 6, due to a planned pro-democracy march at 2:00 p.m.  There have also been calls on social media for pro-Ortega rallies at the Galerías and Metrocentro malls at ... Read More»

MEDIA NOTE: Nicaragua: Travel Advisory Remains Level 3 – Reconsider Travel

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release MEDIA NOTE April 03, 2019 Nicaragua: Travel Advisory Remains Level 3 – Reconsider Travel The Department of State renewed its Travel Advisory for Nicaragua on April 03, 2019.  The Department continues to advise travelers to reconsider travel to Nicaragua.  This replaces the previous Travel ... Read More»

The United States and Partners Hold Event on Human Rights Violations and Abuses in Nicaragua

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC April 4, 2019 On April 4, the United States, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Georgia held an event in Geneva, Switzerland, to expose the ongoing violations and abuses of human rights in Nicaragua that began in April 2018 with the Ortega-Murillo regime’s violent crackdown on peaceful protesters. U.S. ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert: U. S. Embassy Managua, Nicaragua (March 30, 2019)

Location:  Managua Event:  The Embassy has directed personnel to avoid Metrocentro mall, Metrocentro traffic circle, and the surrounding areas until further notice due to reports of protests, strong police presence, and road blocks.  Additional demonstrations may occur in Managua or elsewhere in Nicaragua with little or no notice.  Please monitor local media for updates, and ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert: U. S. Embassy Managua, Nicaragua (March 23, 2019)

Location:  Managua, countrywide Event:  In response to a pro-democracy protest planned in Managua at 2:00 p.m. March 23, the Embassy has directed personnel to temporarily avoid the Masaya Highway from Jean Paul Genie Rotonda to Rotonda El Güegüense.  Additional demonstrations may occur in Managua or elsewhere in Nicaragua with little or no notice.  Please monitor ... Read More»

Repression of Human Rights in Nicaragua

Press Statement Robert Palladino Deputy Spokesperson Washington, DC March 18, 2019 The United States condemns the Ortega regime’s continued violence and repression toward the Nicaraguan people, including the arbitrary detention of hundreds of peaceful protestors and violence against independent media on March 16. The United States will continue to urge accountability for those who have ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert: U. S. Embassy Managua, Nicaragua (March 16, 2019)

Location: Managua, countrywide Event: Police responded with force and arrests to disperse a pro-democracy protest in Managua today, which caused the Embassy to temporarily restrict the movement of its personnel.  Additional demonstrations may occur in Managua or elsewhere in Nicaragua with little or no notice.  Please monitor local media for updates, and remember that violence ... Read More»

Nicaragua: Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2018

Below the executive summary of the Nicaragua specific part of the report. To view the complete section on Nicaragua, please go to the original here . EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Nicaragua has a highly centralized, authoritarian political system dominated by President Daniel Ortega Saavedra and his wife, Vice President Rosario Murillo Zambrana. Ortega’s Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN) party ... Read More»

Global Entrepreneurship Summit

Calling all Entrepreneurs. Applications for the Global Entrepreneurship Summit are now available online at www.GES2019.org . The deadline has been extended to March 1. The United States and the Netherlands will co-host the ninth Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES), June 4-5, 2019, in The Hague, Netherlands. GES is the preeminent annual gathering that convenes entrepreneurs, investors, and ... Read More»

Sanctions Against PDVSA and Venezuela Oil Sector

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release STATEMENT BY SECRETARY POMPEO January 28, 2019 Sanctions Against PDVSA and Venezuela Oil Sector Today, the United States has taken necessary actions to prevent the illegitimate former Maduro regime from further plundering Venezuela’s assets and natural resources. The United States has determined that persons operating ... Read More»

Repression of Civil Society, Human Rights Defenders, and Independent Media in Nicaragua

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release STATEMENT BY ROBERT PALLADINO, DEPUTY SPOKESPERSON December 13, 2018 Repression of Civil Society, Human Rights Defenders, and Independent Media in Nicaragua The Nicaraguan regime’s recent actions to strip legal status from non-governmental organizations, including groups monitoring human rights, reveal President Ortega’s and Vice President ... Read More»

Customer Service Announcement: U.S. Embassy Managua, Nicaragua (December 4, 2018)

Location:  Worldwide Event:  As the United States mourns the loss of President George H. W. Bush, the Embassy will be closed to the public on Wednesday, December 5.  The consular section will resume its regular schedule on Thursday, December 6. Actions to Take:  If you had an appointment scheduled for December 5, please check your ... Read More»

Customer Service Announcement: U.S. Embassy Managua, Nicaragua (November 29, 2018)

Location:  Managua Event: A ceremony will be held this afternoon to celebrate the opening of a highway overpass near the Embassy.  Due to anticipated road closures and traffic congestion associated with the ceremony, the Embassy will limit routine consular services for the remainder of the day today.  Regular customer service hours will resume November 30. ... Read More»

The United States Sanctions Two Close Associates of Nicaraguan President Ortega

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson MEDIA NOTE November 27, 2018 The United States Sanctions Two Close Associates of Nicaraguan President Ortega Today, President Trump signed an Executive Order (E.O.) designed to counter the worst abuses of the Ortega regime in Nicaragua, including its dismantling of democratic institutions and serious human rights violations ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Managua, Nicaragua (November 27, 2018)

Location:  Nicaragua, countrywide Event:  Recent public announcements have heightened the risk of demonstrations against the U.S., and, as a precautionary measure, Embassy personnel have been instructed to limit their activities until further notice. Actions to Take: Avoid demonstrations and leave the area immediately if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests. Do not ... Read More»

International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release Statement by Heather Nauert, Spokesperson November 2, 2018 International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists Today, we commemorate the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists.  We renew our steadfast commitment to promoting a free and independent press and advocating ... Read More»

THE OAS PERMANENT COUNCIL WORKING GROUP ON NICARAGUA,

Recalling Permanent Council resolutions CP/RES. 1108 (2172/18), adopted on July 18, 2018, CP/RES. 1109 (2175/18), adopted on August 2, 2018, and CP/RES. 1110 (2182/18), adopted on September 12, 2018,   Reaffirming that States have the primary responsibility for the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms, including in the context of assemblies such ... Read More»

Weather Alert: U. S. Embassy Managua, Nicaragua (October 18, 2018)

Location:  Throughout the country Event:  A tropical depression is currently affecting several regions in Nicaragua.  Heavy rain is expected throughout the country until October 21, 2018, likely causing flash floods and mudslides.  SINAPRED has declared a red alert for Boaco, Chinandega, Granada (Malacatoya), Jinotega, Leon, Managua, Matagalpa, Nueva Segovia, North Caribbean Autonomous Regions (Triangulo Minero) ... Read More»

Weather Alert: U. S. Embassy Managua, Nicaragua (October 18, 2018)

Location:  Throughout the country Event:  A tropical depression is currently affecting several regions in Nicaragua.  Heavy rain is expected throughout the country until October 21, 2018, likely causing flash floods and mudslides.  SINAPRED has declared a red alert for Boaco, Chinandega, Granada (Malacatoya), Jinotega, Leon, Managua, Matagalpa, Nueva Segovia, North Caribbean Autonomous Regions (Triangulo Minero) ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert: U. S. Embassy Managua, Nicaragua (Weekend of October 13-14, 2018)

Locations: Saturday, October 13 – Pro-Ortega march at 3:00 p.m. As in previous pro-Ortega marches, supporters and heavy police presence may appear as early as 10:00 a.m. at major traffic circles throughout  Managua.  The announced route is Jean Paul Genie Rotunda to Hugo Chavez Rotunda. Pro-Ortega caravans may be seen throughout the city. Sunday, October ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Managua Resumes Tourist Visa Services

Press Release October 11, 2018 The U.S. Embassy in Managua has resumed all ordinary immigrant and nonimmigrant visa services, including visas for business and tourism (B1/B2). However, the consular section’s priority remains providing services to U.S. citizens.  While we endeavor to serve all applicants as promptly as possible, we have not yet returned to full ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert: U. S. Embassy Managua, Nicaragua (October 05, 2018)

Locations: Saturday, October 6, 3:00 p.m.: Jean Paul Genie traffic circle (rotonda) to the Hugo Chavez Rotonda (pro-Ortega). Sunday, October 7, 10:00 a.m.: Rotonda Jean Paul Genie to Rotonda Metrocentro (pro-democracy) Sunday, October 7, 3:00 p.m.: Jean Paul Genie traffic circle (rotonda) to the Hugo Chavez Rotonda (pro-Ortega). Event: For the pro-Ortega marches, supporters and ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert: U. S. Embassy Managua, Nicaragua (October 03, 2018)

Location:  Rotonda Jean Paul Genie to Rotonda Hugo Chavez Event:  There is a pro-Ortega march scheduled to occur today, October 3, at 3:00 p.m. from the Jean Paul Genie traffic circle (rotonda) to the Hugo Chavez Rotonda.  Supporters and heavy police presence may appear as early as 10:00 a.m. at major traffic circles throughout Managua.  ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert: U. S. Embassy Managua, Nicaragua (September 30, 2018)

Location: Rotonda Universitaria Event: There is a static pro-democracy protest (plantón) scheduled to occur tomorrow, October 1, at 8:00 a.m. at Universitaria traffic circle (rotonda), next to the National Autonomous University of Nicaragua (UNAN).   Participants may start gathering up to one hour before the start of the demonstration. Embassy personnel have been cautioned to avoid ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert: U. S. Embassy Managua, Nicaragua (September 29, 2018)

Location: Announced locations of demonstrations for this weekend are: Pro-democracy march at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, September 29. Starting point is Cristo Rey Rotonda (the Cristo Rey traffic circle). Pro-Ortega march at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, September 29. The announced route is Jean Paul Genie Rotonda to Hugo Chavez Rotonda. Pro-democracy march at 10:00 a.m., Sunday, September ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert: U. S. Embassy Managua, Nicaragua (September 26, 2018)

Location:  Announced locations of demonstrations for Wednesday, September 26, are: Pro-democracy static protest beginning at 10:00 a.m. in front of the Courts of Managua. Pro-democracy march at 2:00 p.m. Participants will gather at Universidad Centroamericana (UCA) and head toward the UN building. Pro-Ortega march at 3:00 p.m. The announced route is Jean Paul Genie Rotonda ... Read More»

Criminalization of Dissent in Nicaragua

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson STATEMENT BY HEATHER NAUERT, SPOKESPERSON September 7, 2018 Criminalization of Dissent in Nicaragua The United States condemns the Ortega government’s recent arbitrary detention of six prominent student members of the National Dialogue.  These students are the latest example of the thousands of citizens who are peacefully and democratically ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert: U. S. Embassy Managua, Nicaragua (September 6, 2018)

Location:  Announced locations of upcoming protests and demonstrations are: A nationwide national strike (all day Friday, September 7) A pro-Ortega march from Jean Paul Genie Rotonda to Hugo Chavez Rotonda (3:00 p.m. Saturday, September 8) Event:  The U.S. Embassy has instructed non-essential personnel to remain home tomorrow, September 7, due to a national strike.  On ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert: U. S. Embassy Managua, Nicaragua (September 5, 2018)

Location:  Announced locations of today’s demonstrations are: A pro-Ortega march from Jean Paul Genie Rotonda to Hugo Chavez Rotonda (3:00 p.m.) A pro-democracy protest in front of the Pellas Building (4:00 p.m.) Event:  The Embassy will dismiss non-essential personnel at 1:00 p.m. today due to demonstrations that may cause traffic disruptions during the afternoon.  The ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert: U. S. Embassy Managua, Nicaragua (September 2, 2018)

Location: Galerias Mall, and the area of Carretera Masaya between Camino al Oriente and Jean Paul Genie Rotonda. Event: There are unconfirmed reports of two protesters shot in the vicinity of Camino al Oriente. U.S. Government personnel have been directed to avoid Galerias Mall, and the area between Camino al Oriente and Jean Paul Genie ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert: U. S. Embassy Managua, Nicaragua (August 31, 2018)

Location:  Announced locations of demonstrations today through Sunday are: Universidad Centroamericana (Friday, 4:00 p.m.) Holiday Inn near Periodista Rotonda (Saturday, 7:00 a.m.) March from Centroamerica Rotonda to Metrocentro Rotonda to Chavez Rotonda (Saturday, 3:00 p.m.) March from Cristo Rey Rotonda to Metrocentro Rotonda to Periodista Rotonda (Sunday, 10:00 a.m.) Event:  A pro-democracy protest will take ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Managua, Nicaragua (August 30, 2018)

Location:  Metrocentro Rotonda to the Universidad Centroamericana Event:  A pro-democracy protest is scheduled to occur today, August 30, at 12:00 p.m.  Participants will create a human chain from Metrocentro to the Universidad Centroamericana.  U.S. Government personnel have been advised to avoid the affected area.  Violence may break out at any demonstration.  Police, parapolice and other ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Managua, Nicaragua (August 29, 2018)

Location:  Plaza las Victorias, to Metrocentro Rotonda, to Hugo Chavez Event:  A pro-Ortega march is scheduled to occur today, August 29, at 3:00 p.m.  It will start at Plaza las Victorias, go to Metrocentro Rotonda, and end at Hugo Chavez.  U.S. Government personnel have been advised to avoid the affected area.  Violence may break out ... Read More»

Alert: Protest on August 28th

Location:  Camino Oriente, Managua, near the Centroamerica Rotonda Event:  A protest is scheduled to occur today, August 28, beginning at 5:00 p.m., at Camino Oriente.  U.S. Government personnel have been advised to avoid the affected area. Events over the past several months in Nicaragua have shown that locations, routes, times, sizes, and possible violence at ... Read More»

Alert: Demonstrations on Saturday, August 25 (August 24)

Location: From Jean Paul Genie Circle in Managua to Granada; Plaza las Victorias to Rotonda Hugo Chavez. Event: We have received reports of two demonstrations on Saturday, August 25. The first is a pro-democracy caravan leaving from Jean Paul Genie Circle in Managua at 11:00 a.m. and proceeding to Granada. The second is a pro-Ortega ... Read More»

Alert: “Grand National March” on Wednesday, August 15 (August 15)

Location:  Cristo Rey Rotonda to La Virgen Rotonda, Managua Event:  We have received reports of a march sponsored by the civic alliance focused on political prisoners that is scheduled to take begin on August 15th at 10:00 a.m. The march will start at Cristo Rey Rotonda and end at La Virgen Rotonda.  U.S. Government personnel ... Read More»

Readout of the Vice President’s Call with Cardinal Pietro Parolin

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Vice President FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 10, 2018 Readout of the Vice President’s Call with Cardinal Pietro Parolin Vice President Mike Pence spoke today with Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Secretary of State of the Holy See, to discuss their mutual concern about the on-going political crisis in Nicaragua. Vice President ... Read More»

U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley: Colombia is on the right path

BY NIKKI R. HALEY United Nations Ambassador In Venezuela, inflation is on track to hit one million percent. In Nicaragua, the government is shooting protestors in the streets. But there is overlooked good news in Latin America. Colombia, a country once plagued by violence, has just had the most peaceful and democratic election in its ... Read More»

Alert: Multiple Protests on Saturday, July 28 (July 27)

Location: Jean Paul Genie-Managua Cathedral, and TBD Event: We have received reports of an anti-government march that is scheduled to take place on Saturday, July 28th at 10:00 a.m.  The march will start at Jean Paul Genie Rotonda, and will end at the Managua Cathedral. U.S. Government personnel have been advised to avoid Jean Paul ... Read More»

Alert: Multiple Protests on Monday, July 23 (July 23)

Location: Multiple, all passing near UCA Event: On Monday, July 23, three student marches are planned in Managua, with routes that may converge or intersect. Due to these demonstrations, the U.S. Embassy is closing today at 12:15 p.m. Two of the planned demonstrations are protesting the government and will begin at 2:00 p.m.: one from ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert: Planned Demonstrations in Managua (July 21)

Location:    Managua Rubenia Rotonda to Jean Paul Genie Rotonda Plaza de las Victorias to Jean Paul Genie Rotonda Event:  There are calls for two demonstrations to take place today, July 21.  The first march is expected to start at Rubenia Rotonda at 9:00 a.m.  The second march is scheduled to start at 10:00 a.m. ... Read More»

Security Alert: Anniversary of the Sandinista Revolution on Thursday, July 19 (July 15)

Location: Plaza la Fe, Managua Event: On Thursday, July 19, the celebration of the Sandinista Revolution will take place in Managua. The event is scheduled to take place at 2:00 p.m. at Plaza la Fe, although attendees will likely gather before noon. U.S. Government personnel have been advised to remain in their neighborhoods during the ... Read More»

Security Alert: Possible Violence and Traffic Disruptions between Managua and Masaya (July 15)

Location:  Managua to Masaya, Carretera Masaya Event:  There are calls for a caravan today, July 15, beginning at Rotonda Metrocentro and moving toward Masaya down Carretera Masaya. U.S. government personnel have been advised to avoid Carretera Masaya from Rotonda Metrocentro south toward Pricesmart. U.S. citizens should monitor local media, including social media, for planned routes and ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Managua, Nicaragua (July 11, 2018)

Location:  Managua and surrounding areas Event:  There are potentially large marches and a national strike currently announced for July 12 and 13, respectively. There is a potential for violence and transportation disruptions. The July 12th march route in Managua has been announced as beginning at 10:00 a.m. at Rotonda Cristo Rey, moving on to the Auto ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Managua Update on Available Consular Services (July 8)

Routine Message — U.S. Embassy Managua Update on Available Consular Services On July 6, 2018, the U.S. government ordered the departure of non-emergency U.S. government personnel from Nicaragua. U.S. Embassy Managua’s Consular Section will be open only for emergency U.S. citizen services and diplomatic, official, and life-or-death nonimmigrant visa requests. U.S. citizens and visa applicants ... Read More»

Alert: March and Concert in Managua on July 7-8, 2018

Event:  March and Concert in Managua  Location:  Managua, between the Plaza Las Victorias and Hugo Chavez Rotonda, and in the lot next to Managua Cathedral. The Government of Nicaragua has called for a march on July 7, 2018 beginning at 3:00 p.m. at Plaza Las Victorias and ending at approximately 6:00 p.m. at Hugo Chavez Rotonda, as ... Read More»

Updated Travel Advisory: Nicaragua – Level 3: Reconsider Travel (July 6)

The Department of State updated its Travel Advisory for Nicaragua on July 6, 2018.  It was updated to inform U.S. citizens that the U.S. government ordered the departure of non-emergency U.S. government personnel. The Department continues to advise travelers to reconsider travel to Nicaragua.  This replaces the previous Travel Advisory issued on June 8, 2018. ... Read More»

Treasury Sanctions Three Nicaraguan Individuals for Serious Human Rights Abuse and Corrupt Acts

July 5, 2018 Designations Represent a Response to the Violence and Corruption in Nicaragua Washington – The United States is deeply concerned about the ongoing crisis in Nicaragua. We condemn the violence perpetrated by security forces and others that have resulted in the death of at least 220 demonstrators, and nearly 1,500 injured. Since protests ... Read More»

Global Magnitsky Designations for Nicaragua

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson STATEMENT BY HEATHER NAUERT, SPOKESPERSON July 5, 2018 Global Magnitsky Designations for Nicaragua Today, the United States government sanctioned three individuals from Nicaragua who have been involved in serious human rights abuse or engaged in corruption. As a result of today’s actions, any property, or interest in ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Managua, Nicaragua (July 3, 2018)

Event:  Demonstration in Managua  Location:  Managua, between the Metro-Centro Rotonda and Jean Paul Jean Paul Genie Rotonda. A demonstration is currently scheduled to take place on July 4, 2018 beginning at 11:00 a.m. ending at 1:00p.m.U.S.   Government personnel have been advised to avoid the affected areas while the demonstration is ongoing.  A demonstration along the same ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Managua, Nicaragua (July 3, 2018)

Location: Managua and surrounding areas Event: There are potentially large marches currently announced for July 4 and 7, as well as possible activities on July 5 and 6. There is a potential for violence and transportation disruptions. The U.S. Embassy will be closed to the public July 4 – July 6, 2018. The U.S. Embassy ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Managua, Nicaragua – Violence in Managua (June 30, 2018)

Location: Managua Event:  U.S. Government personnel have been advised to shelter in place until further notice due to violent events occurring in areas of Managua on June 30, 2018. Events over the past several weeks in Nicaragua have shown that locations, routes, times, sizes, and possible violence at demonstrations, roadblocks, and downtown areas of various cities throughout ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Managua, Nicaragua (June 29)

Location:  Managua, Monumento Alexis (Plaza de Las Victorias) to Jean Paul Genie Rotonda Event: A march is currently scheduled to take place on June 30, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.  The route is expected to begin at Monumento Alexis (Plaza de Las Victorias) and end at Jean Paul Genie Rotonda. U.S. Government personnel have been advised to ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Managua, Nicaragua (June 22, 2018)

Location: Monumento Alexis (Plaza de Las Victorias), to Jean Paul Genie Rotonda Event: A march is currently scheduled to take place on June 23, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. The route is expected to begin at Monumento Alexis (Plaza de Las Victorias) and end at Jean Paul Genie Rotonda. U.S. Government personnel have been advised to avoid this ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Managua, Nicaragua (June 21, 2018)

Location: Rotonda Jean Paul Genie Event: Demonstrations are currently scheduled at Jean Paul Genie Rotonda on June 21, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. U.S. Government personnel have been advised to avoid this area while demonstrations are ongoing. The U.S. Embassy has also received reports that Government of Nicaragua security forces are stationed along Carretera Massaya. U.S. government personnel ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Managua, Nicaragua (June 13, 2018)

Location:  Throughout Nicaragua  Event:  Civil unrest throughout Nicaragua continues to impact U.S. Embassy operations and hours. The U.S. Embassy in Managua will be closed to the public on June 14, 2018 due to anticipated transport disruptions throughout the country associated with the planned national work stoppage (Paro).  The U.S. Embassy will provide limited emergency consular ... Read More»

United States Government Support of Episcopal Conference National Dialogue

Press Release June 11, 2018 In a good faith effort to accompany and support the National Dialogue led by the Episcopal Conference (CEN) and in conversations with the U.S. Department of State, U.S.Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, sent Senior Professional Staff Member Caleb McCarry to Nicaragua on June 9 ... Read More»

Travel Advisory – Nicaragua – Level 3: Reconsider Travel

Reconsider travel to Nicaragua due to crime, civil unrest and limited healthcare availability. On April 23, 2018, the U.S. government ordered the departure of U.S. government family members and authorized the voluntary departure of U.S. government personnel. Rallies and demonstrations are widespread and occur daily with little notice. In many instances the government responds using tear ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Managua, Nicaragua (June 7, 2018)

Location: Managua International Airport Event: Demonstrations are currently scheduled at the airport on June 11, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. U.S. Government personnel have been advised to avoid the airport on this day, and reschedule flights if necessary. Events over the past several weeks in Nicaragua have shown that locations, routes, times, sizes, and possible violence ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Managua, June 5, 2018

Location:  Throughout Nicaragua Event:  Continued civil unrest throughout Nicaragua impacts U.S. Embassy operations The U.S. Embassy in Managua will announce future closures to the public on our webpage and on our Facebook page, as well as via a Security Alert email to U.S. citizens enrolled with the Embassy. Please check the above webpage to ensure the Embassy ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Managua, May 31, 2018

Location:  Throughout Nicaragua Event:  Continued civil unrest throughout Nicaragua impacts U.S. Embassy operations The U.S. Embassy in Managua will be closed to the public on June 1, 2018 due to widespread, unpredictable violence and traffic disruptions on May 29-31. The U.S. Embassy will provide limited emergency consular services by telephone only. Regular appointments will be rescheduled as ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Managua, May 30, 2018

Location:  Throughout Nicaragua Event:  Continued civil unrest throughout Nicaragua impacts U.S. Embassy operations. The U.S. Embassy in Managua will be closed to the public on May 31, 2018 due to widespread, unpredictable violence and traffic disruptions on May 29-30. The U.S. Embassy will provide limited emergency consular services by telephone only. Regular appointments will be rescheduled as ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Managua, May 29, 2018

Location: Throughout Nicaragua Event: Continued civil unrest throughout Nicaragua impacts U.S. Embassy operations The U.S. Embassy in Managua will be closed to the public on May 30, 2018 due to large anticipated demonstrations in Managua on that day and associated traffic disruptions. The U.S. Embassy will provide limited emergency consular services by telephone only. Regular ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Managua, May 28, 2018

Location:  Throughout Nicaragua Event:  Continued civil unrest throughout Nicaragua The U.S. Embassy in Managua will be closed to the public on May 29, 2018 due to anticipated demonstrations and traffic disruptions. The U.S. Embassy will provide limited emergency consular services by telephone only. Regular appointments will be rescheduled as quickly as possible. The U.S. Embassy ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Managua, May 25, 2018

Location:  Throughout Nicaragua Event:  Continued civil unrest throughout Nicaragua expected during the weekend of May 25-27, 2018 Demonstrations are expected to take place the evening of May 25, 2018, and there is a strong possibility of continued civil unrest throughout the weekend across the country. The U.S. Embassy in Managua reminds U.S. citizens in Nicaragua ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Managua, Nicaragua (May 22, 2018)

Location:  Throughout Nicaragua Event:  Civil unrest throughout Nicaragua continues to impact U.S. Embassy operations and hours. The U.S. Embassy in Managua will be closed to the public on May 23, 2018 due to anticipated demonstrations and traffic disruptions at the Enacal intersection near the U.S. Embassy. The U.S. Embassy will provide limited emergency consular services ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Managua, Nicaragua (May 16, 2018)

Location:  Throughout Nicaragua  Event:  Civil unrest throughout Nicaragua continues to impact U.S. Embassy operations and hours. The U.S. Embassy in Managua will be closed to the public on May 16, 2018 due to anticipated demonstrations and traffic disruptions at the Enacal intersection near the U.S. Embassy. The U.S. Embassy will provide limited emergency consular services ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Managua, Nicaragua (May 15, 2018)

Location:  Throughout Nicaragua Event:  Civil unrest throughout Nicaragua continues to impact U.S. Embassy operations and hours. Demonstrations are planned in Managua today, May 15, 2018 with advertised start times of 4:00 p.m.  The marches will start at individual schools, and will all end at Jean Paul Genie Rotonda.  However, recent days’ events have shown that ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Managua, Nicaragua (May 13, 2018)

Location:  Throughout Nicaragua Event: Civil unrest throughout Nicaragua continues to affect U.S. Embassy operations and hours. The Embassy will resume operations on Monday, May 14, and the Consular Section will assist individuals who already have a scheduled appointment. American citizens who have emergency needs for U.S. travel documents and do not have a scheduled appointment may ... Read More»

Security Alert — U.S. Embassy Managua, Nicaragua (May 11, 2018)

Location: Throughout Nicaragua Event: The U.S. Embassy in Managua will be closed to the public on May 11, 2018 due to demonstrations planned for May 11, 2018 in various locations throughout Nicaragua. Recent days’ events have shown that locations, routes, times, sizes, and possible violence of demonstrations are all unpredictable. The U.S. Embassy will provide ... Read More»

Security Alert — U.S. Embassy Managua, Nicaragua (May 9, 2018)

Location:  Throughout Nicaragua Event:  Civil unrest throughout Nicaragua continues to affect U.S. Embassy operations and hours.  Demonstrations are planned in Managua today, May 9, 2018 with advertised start times of 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.  However, recent days’ events have shown that locations, routes, times, sizes, and possible violence of demonstrations are all unpredictable.  Due to the planned ... Read More»

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley at the Conference on the Americas

May 8, 2018 Portions about Nicaragua … The implosion of Venezuela has also exposed another serious concern in Latin America: The government of Daniel Ortega in Nicaragua. For a long time the Ortega government has looked less like a democracy and more like a dictatorship. The Maduro regime propped up Ortega with subsidized oil and ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Managua, Nicaragua (May 8, 2018)

Location:  Throughout Nicaragua Event:  Civil unrest throughout Nicaragua continues to affect U.S. Embassy operations and hours.  The Embassy is aware of demonstrations planned for May 9, 2018 in Managua with advertised start times of 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.  However, recent days’ events have shown that locations, routes, times, sizes, and possible violence of demonstrations are all ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Managua, Nicaragua (May 8, 2018)

Location:  Throughout Nicaragua Event:  Civil unrest throughout Nicaragua continues to affect U.S. Embassy operations and hours.  The Embassy is aware of demonstrations planned for May 9, 2018 in Managua with advertised start times of 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.  However, recent days’ events have shown that locations, routes, times, sizes, and possible violence of demonstrations are all ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Managua, Nicaragua (May 4, 2018)

Location:  Throughout Nicaragua Event:  Civil unrest throughout Nicaragua continues to affect U.S. Embassy operations and hours.  Until further notice: All routine American citizen services (U.S. passports, reports of births abroad, notarials, etc.) are available now by appointment only at https://evisaforms.state.gov . American citizens needing emergency U.S. travel documents (for imminent travel only) may visit the Embassy ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Managua, Nicaragua (May 2, 2018)

Location:  Throughout Nicaragua Event: Civil unrest throughout Nicaragua continues to affect U.S. Embassy operations and hours. Until further notice: All routine American citizen services (U.S. passports, reports of births abroad, notarials, etc.) are available now by appointment only at https://evisaforms.state.gov . American citizens needing emergency U.S. travel documents (for imminent travel only) may visit the Embassy ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Managua, Nicaragua (April 29, 2018)

Location:  Throughout Nicaragua  Event: Civil unrest throughout Nicaragua continues to affect normal Embassy operations.  Until further notice, travel by U.S. government personnel within Nicaragua is restricted to the hours between 5:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., with restrictions on driving on Carretera Masaya North from rotunda Centroamerica and near all universities. A demonstration is expected near ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Managua, Nicaragua (April 27, 2018)

Location:  Managua Event:  A demonstration is expected to take place today, Friday, April 27 beginning at 5:00 p.m. at Rotunda Jean Paul Genie with a possible route northward along Carretera Masaya.  Another demonstration is expected tomorrow, Saturday, April 28 beginning at 2:00 p.m. in different parts of Managua, especially in areas around the Catedral de Managua. ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Managua, Nicaragua (April 26, 2018)

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Managua, Nicaragua (April 26, 2018) Location:  Throughout Nicaragua Event: Civil unrest throughout Nicaragua continues to affect normal Embassy operations. On Friday, April 27, the Embassy will open for limited operations, and the Consular Section will continue to assist only American citizens with emergency needs for U.S. travel documents from 8:00 a.m. ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Managua, Nicaragua (April 25, 2018)

Location:  Managua  Event: Demonstrations are expected to take place today, Wednesday, April 25 beginning at 3:00 p.m. in different parts of Managua. Until further notice, travel by U.S. government personnel within Nicaragua is restricted to the hours between 5:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., with restrictions on driving on Carretera Masaya North from rotunda Centroamerica and ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Managua, Nicaragua (April 24, 2018)

Civil unrest throughout Nicaragua continues to affect normal Embassy operations, and the Embassy is currently available by phone for emergencies only. Until further notice, travel by U.S. government personnel within Nicaragua is restricted to the hours between 5:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., with restrictions on driving on Carretera Masaya North from rotunda Centroamerica and near all ... Read More»

Message to U.S. Citizens – April 23, 2018: Demonstration Alert

A large demonstration is expected to take place on April 23 beginning at 3:00 p.m. near the Metrocentro rotunda in Managua. The demonstration may attract violence and elicit a police response. Travel by U.S. government personnel within Nicaragua is restricted, and additional restrictions on movements by U.S. government personnel outside of U.S. diplomatic facilities may ... Read More»

Message to U.S. Citizens – April 23, 2018: Reconsider travel to Nicaragua due to crime and civil unrest

Reconsider travel to Nicaragua due to crime and civil unrest. On April 23, 2018, the U.S. government ordered the departure of U.S. government family members and authorized the departure of U.S. government personnel. Political rallies and demonstrations are occurring daily, often with little notice or predictability.  Some protests result in injuries and deaths.  Demonstrations typically ... Read More»

Message to U.S. Citizens: Demonstration Alert Update – U.S. Embassy Managua (April 21, 2018)

Demonstration Alert Update – U.S. Embassy Managua (April 21, 2018) Location:  Managua, Nicaragua Event:  Demonstrations continue in response to a recent policy change regarding the Nicaraguan Social Security Institute (INSS).  Demonstrations continue to involve violence.  Locations and times of demonstrations are unpredictable and often occur spontaneously in multiple locations throughout Managua and all of Nicaragua.  ... Read More»

Message to U.S. Citizens (April 21): Travel Advisory: Nicaragua – Level 3: Reconsider travel

Political rallies and demonstrations are occurring daily, often with little notice or predictability.  Some protests result in injuries and deaths.  Demonstrations typically elicit a strong response that includes the use of tear gas, pepper spray, rubber bullets, and live ammunition against participants and occasionally devolve into looting, vandalism, and acts of arson.  Both the Government of Nicaragua ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Managua (April 19, 2018)

Location: Multiple locations throughout Nicaragua; especially around rotundas and universities in major cities. Event: Demonstrations continue in response to a recent policy change regarding the Nicaraguan Social Security Institute (INSS). Demonstrations at various locations on April 18 and 19, 2018 involved violence. Locations and times of upcoming demonstrations may change last minute and may impact ... Read More»

Message to U.S. Citizens: Update on demonstrations

UPDATE: Demonstrations continue in response to a recent policy change regarding the Nicaraguan Social Security Institute (INSS). Demonstrations at various locations on April 18 and 19, 2018 have involved violence. Locations and times of upcoming demonstrations may change last minute and may impact traffic in these areas. Due to ongoing traffic disturbances, limited public transportation, ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Managua (April 18, 2018)

Location: Multiple locations throughout Nicaragua; most likely around rotundas and universities in major cities. Event: Demonstrations scheduled as early as today, April 18 at 5:00 p.m. and as late as April 30. Participants intend to organize in response to a recent policy change regarding the Nicaraguan Social Security Institute (INSS). Locations and times of demonstrations ... Read More»

United States Assisting Venezuelans in Need

U.S. Department Of State Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release April 13, 2018 United States Assisting Venezuelans in Need Today, the United States announced nearly $16 million in humanitarian assistance for Venezuelans who have fled their country due to the crisis there. This funding from the State Department and the U.S. Agency for International ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Managua (April 12, 2018)

Location: Announced gathering point is in Managua around UNI university and to continue in the areas around UCA university, Plaza Inter Rotunda, and the National Assembly. Event: Demonstrations expected to take place today, April 12, beginning at 10:00 a.m. Participants intend to organize in response to the on-going forest fire in the Indio Maiz Nature ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Managua (April 10, 2018)

Location: Announced gathering point is in Managua on Masaya Highway in front of the Hilton Hotel. Event: Demonstrations expected to take place today, April 10, beginning at 5:00 p.m. Participants intend to organize in response to the on-going forest fire in the Indio Maiz Nature Reserve. This event could impact traffic in the area during ... Read More»

Statement from the Press Secretary on the Expulsion of Russian Intelligence Officers

The White House Office of the Press Secretary March 26, 2018 Statement from the Press Secretary on the Expulsion of Russian Intelligence Officers Today President Donald J. Trump ordered the expulsion of dozens of Russian intelligence officers from the United States and the closure of the Russian consulate in Seattle due to its proximity to ... Read More»

Ambassador Haley on the Expulsion of Russian Intelligence Operatives from the United States

United States Mission To The United Nations Office of Press and Public Diplomacy For Immediate Release March 26, 2018 Press Release: Ambassador Haley on the Expulsion of Russian Intelligence Operatives from the United States Today, the United States began the process of expelling 12 intelligence operatives from the Russian Mission to the United Nations who ... Read More»

Alumni Reunion of the Certificate in Leadership and Political Management (CLPM) program

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador to Nicaragua, Laura F. Dogu Managua, March 23, 2018 Good morning.  Last week I gave a speech at an event titled “The Way towards 2030 Starts Today.”  In my speech, I asked about the Nicaragua that you want to see in 2030.  In my opinion, you are the young leaders, who ... Read More»

Important Notification: U.S. Passport Execution Fee to Increase on April 2, 2018

Effective April 2, 2018, the passport execution fee will increase from $25 to $35.  The $10 execution fee increase applies to U.S. passport applicants using the DS-11 form including: first-time applicants over age 16, children under age 16, and applicants who reapply after reporting their previous passport lost or stolen. Customers applying with the DS-11 ... Read More»

Statement from the United States, France, Germany, and the United Kingdom on the Attack in Salisbury

The White House March 15, 2018 Statement from the United States, France, Germany, and the United Kingdom on the Attack in Salisbury We, the leaders of France, Germany, the United States and the United Kingdom, abhor the attack that took place against Sergei and Yulia Skripal in Salisbury, United Kingdom, on March 4, 2018. A ... Read More»

Russia Sanctions

RRU Special Report Russia Sanctions Friday 03/16/2018 Summary: International media report the Treasury Department has issued a new round of sanctions against Russian entities and individuals for “ongoing nefarious attacks emanating from Russia.” Reports note blacklisted bodies took part in targeting cyber security, diplomatic, military, and White House personnel and interfered in the 2016 US election ... Read More»

Treasury Sanctions Russian Cyber Actors

U.S. Department of the Treasury Press Releases March 15, 2018 Treasury Sanctions Russian Cyber Actors for Interference with the 2016 U.S. Elections and Malicious Cyber-Attacks Washington – Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated five entities and 19 individuals under the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA) as ... Read More»

Inauguration of the CCNN Radio Station

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador to Nicaragua, Laura F. Dogu Managua, March 16, 2018 Good afternoon everyone.  Thank you Maria (CCNN Executive Director) for inviting me and to you all for being here with us. Who doesn’t listen to the radio these days?  I listen to the radio almost every day, in the car, at home, ... Read More»

Alert: Upcoming Event Alert – U. S. Embassy Managua (March 14, 2018)

Upcoming Event Alert – U. S. Embassy Managua (March 14, 2018) Location:  Managua Event:  The Nicaraguan government has scheduled a national drill for natural disasters for 11:00 a.m. today, Wednesday, March 14, 2018.  The drill may affect the normal operations of public institutions such as MINREX, MAGFOR, the National Police, Hospitals, and nearby neighborhoods.  Traffic around ... Read More»

Alert: Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Managua, Nicaragua (March 8, 2018)

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Managua, Nicaragua (March 8, 2018) Location: The area in Managua between Rotunda Centro America and Metro Centro Event: A demonstration is currently taking place in recognition of International Women’s Day. Actions to Take: Avoid the areas of the demonstration. Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings ... Read More»

RENET Forum

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador to Nicaragua, Laura F. Dogu Managua, February 27, 2018 Good morning. “This is the first time I’ve had a fixed job, with an eight hour Schedule.” These are the words of Sheira Richardson Natan, a 28-year-old young woman from Corn Island.  “I’ve learned to make my own decisions, to solve problems, ... Read More»

Concerns for Democracy in Venezuela

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson ________________________________ For Immediate Release STATEMENT BY HEATHER NAUERT, SPOKESPERSON February 24, 2018 Concerns for Democracy in Venezuela The United States respects the decision by Venezuelan opposition parties, most recently the Democratic Unity Roundtable, to reject President Maduro’s terms and conditions for April presidential elections. We reject ruling ... Read More»

Preocupación por la democracia en Venezuela

Departamento de Estado de los Estados Unidos Oficina de la Portavoz Para su divulgación inmediata Declaración de la portavoz Heather Nauert 24 de febrero de 2018 Preocupación por la democracia en Venezuela Los Estados Unidos respeta la decisión de los partidos opositores venezolanos, más recientemente de la Mesa de la Unidad Democrática, de no aceptar ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Visit of the Regional Federal Benefits Office to Nicaragua

The Regional Federal Benefits Office (RFBO) will visit the U.S. Embassy in Managua to provide services related to U.S. Social Security Benefits, Medicare, Railroad Retirement Board, Office of Personnel Management, and Veteran’s benefits. The RFBO will provide the following services: Collect Social Security Number (SSN) card applications; Complete federal benefits applications; Collect and certify documents ... Read More»

Inauguration of the seventh Wisconsin-Lions Mission – Nicaragua 2018

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador to Nicaragua, Laura F. Dogu Chinandega, February 18, 2018 Estoy muy contenta de estar aquí nuevamente y me alegra ver caras familiares. Muchas gracias por invitarme nuevamente. Good morning. It’s wonderful to be here today again with so many familiar faces. Thank you for inviting me to join you again. I’d ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Town Hall in Estelí with Ambassador Dogu on Tuesday, March 6, 2018

The U.S. Embassy invites U.S. citizens in Nicaragua to attend a Town Hall hosted by Ambassador Dogu on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.  The event will take place at Hotel Los Arcos (de Catedral ½ Cuadra al norte) in Estelí. The program will include remarks by the Ambassador, as well ... Read More»

Secretary Tillerson to Travel to Austin, Mexico City, Bariloche, Buenos Aires, Lima, Bogotá, and Kingston

U.S. Department of State Office of the Spokesperson Statement By Heather Nauert, Spokesperson January 26, 2018 U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will travel to Austin, Texas, and then to Mexico City, Mexico; Bariloche and Buenos Aires, Argentina; Lima, Perú; Bogotá, Colombia; and Kingston, Jamaica on February 1-7. The Secretary will engage with regional partners ... Read More»

Venezuela’s Snap Presidential Elections

U.S. Department of State Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release  Statement by Heather Nauert, Spokesperson January 24, 2018 The United States strongly rejects the call by Venezuela’s illegitimate Constituent Assembly for snap presidential elections before April 30. This vote would be neither free nor fair. It would only deepen, not help resolve, national tensions. It ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Improvements to Safety and Security Information

On Wednesday, January 10, 2018, the Department of State will make changes to our safety and security information to make it easier to find, understand, and use. Travel Advisories will replace Travel Warnings and Travel Alerts.  Every country will have a Travel Advisory, which will provide one of four standard levels of advice.  The Travel ... Read More»

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT: Chauffeur / Conductor

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT OPEN TO: All interested candidates The “Open To” category listed above refers to applicants who are eligible to apply for this position. The “Open To” category should not be confused with a “hiring preference” which is explained later in the vacancy announcement. POSITION: Chauffeur (Conductor/a) OPENING DATE: December 29, 2017 CLOSING DATE: January ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy in Nicaragua closing early on Friday, December 29 at 13:00

The U.S. Embassy in Nicaragua informs U.S. citizens that the Embassy will close at 13:00 on Friday, December 29 due to traffic concerns expected to occur in and around Managua on Friday afternoon in advance of the New Year’s Day holiday weekend. For further information about contacting the Embassy or about security in Nicaragua: See the State Department’s travel website for ... Read More»

Closing Ceremony of Access camp

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador to Nicaragua, Laura F. Dogu December 22, 2017 Have you enjoyed your week here? I meet with many Access students and they always tell me that Access camp was one of the best parts of the entire program. While everyone practiced English, what they really talked about was the friendships they ... Read More»

The Embassy will close at 12:00pm on Friday, December 22, 2017

The U.S. Embassy in Nicaragua informs U.S. citizens that the Embassy will close at 12:00pm on Friday, December 22 due to Government of Nicaragua closure and disruption of public transportation. For further information about contacting the Embassy or about security in Nicaragua: • See the State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, ... Read More»

Lion’s Club 75th Anniversary

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador to Nicaragua, Laura F. Dogu Managua, December 15, 2017 ¡Muy buenas noches! Al hablar esta noche con ustedes voy a estar cambiando entre español e Inglés ya que sé que no todos los presentes son bilingües. Good evening! As I deliver a few remarks this evening I will switch between Spanish ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Possible Protest in Managua on December 16, 2017

The U.S. Embassy in Nicaragua informs U.S. citizens of a possible protest expected to take place in Managua beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 16.  Protestors are expected to march from the Rotunda Universitaria to the Ministerio de Energia y Minas.  They will be demonstrating with the stated purpose of drawing attention to environmental ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Yellow Fever Vaccination Requirements and Possible Protest in Managua

Requirement for Proof of Yellow Fever Vaccination Resulting in Denial of Entry for Travelers to Nicaragua The U.S. Embassy in Nicaragua reminds U.S. citizens traveling to Nicaragua of the new requirement announced by the Government of Nicaragua on January 17, 2017 for travelers entering Nicaragua after travel to certain countries to present original proof of ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Requirement for Proof of Yellow Fever Vaccination Resulting in Denial of Entry for Travelers to Nicaragua

Message for U.S. Citizens December 07, 2017 The U.S. Embassy in Nicaragua reminds U.S. citizens traveling to Nicaragua of the new requirement announced by the Government of Nicaragua on January 17, 2017 for travelers entering Nicaragua after travel to certain countries to present proof of yellow fever vaccination as a condition for being granted entry ... Read More»

PFC Suarez Memorial Service

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador to Nicaragua, Laura F. Dogu Boaco, December 7, 2017 Good morning. It is an honor for me to be here to remember Private First Class Róger Alfonso Suarez González in commemoration of the eleventh anniversary of his sacrifice. Please join me in a moment of silence in his memory. I would ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Possible Protest on Masaya Highway (December 3, 2017)

The U.S. Embassy in Nicaragua informs U.S. citizens of a possible protest regarding police traffic fines in the area of the McDonalds on Masaya Highway in Managua starting at 10:00a.m. on Sunday, December 3, 2017. The Embassy advises avoiding the area of the proposed protest.  Large groups, an increased police presence, and traffic delays in ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Nicaraguan Police Security Plan for Central American Games

The U.S. Embassy informs American citizens in Nicaragua that the Nicaraguan National Police (NNP) have issued the following information regarding the security plan for the XI Central American Games scheduled to occur between December 3 and 17, 2017. The games will be held primarily in Managua, but some activities are scheduled for Estelí, Granada, and ... Read More»

World AIDS Day

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador to Nicaragua, Laura F. Dogu Managua, November 29, 2017 On World AIDS Day, we especially commemorate the right to health that people at risk of getting the disease and those that already live with it have.  All people, regardless of age, sexual orientation, origin, and socioeconomic status have the right to ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: March Against Violence Towards Women – Carretera Masaya

The U.S. Embassy in Managua informs U.S. citizens that people are currently gathering for a march to take place on Carretera Masaya this afternoon. People are gathering near Teresiano High School (Carretera Masaya), Metro Centro Roundabout, Centro America Roundabout and the Hilton (Princess) and planning to walk to towards the main police station close to ... Read More»

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

Press Statement Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Washington, DC November 22, 2017 In observance of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (IDEVAW) on November 25 and the accompanying 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, the United States reaffirms its commitment to defending the rights of women and girls to ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Town Hall in Chinandega and Change of Service Hours for U.S. Citizens

1. Town Hall in Chinandega with Ambassador Dogu on November 28, 2017 The U.S. Embassy invites U.S. citizens in Nicaragua to attend a Town Hall hosted by Ambassador Dogu on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.  The event will take place at Hotel Los Volcanes located at Km. 128 1/2 Carretera ... Read More»

Swearing Ceremony of Peace Corps Volunteers

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador to Nicaragua, Laura F. Dogu Managua, November 9, 2017 Good morning. The Peace Corps Swearing Ceremony is one of my favorite activities because it shows the collaboration between our countries and the commitment to work. Working together, Peace Corps volunteers and their Nicaraguan counterparts are examples of our common qualities of ... Read More»

Conference Rule of Law and Economic Growth

Palabras de la Embajadora de los Estados Unidos, Laura F. Dogu Managua, 9 de noviembre del 2017 Good Morning. The theme, “Rule of Law and Economic Growth”, is very relevant for countries that want to be more competitive.  During my career as a diplomat in many different countries, in different parts of the world, the ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Civil Unrest in Caribbean Coast

The U.S. Embassy in Nicaragua informs U.S. citizens that local news have reported some cities in the Northern and Southern Autonomous Regions are experiencing incidents of civil unrest following last weekend’s municipal elections. The Embassy’s Regional Security Office has restricted the travel of Embassy personnel to the following areas until November 13, 2017 when the situation ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: American Citizen Services Managua Newsletter

Embassy Newsletter The American Citizen Services Unit of the U.S. Embassy in Managua is pleased to announce the newest issue of our newsletter for U.S. citizens in Nicaragua. The purpose of the newsletter is to provide useful information to all U.S. citizens who live in or are planning to visit Nicaragua. The information includes some of ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Yellow Alert for Weather in Nicaragua

The U.S. Embassy in Managua, Nicaragua cautions U.S. citizens that the Government of Nicaragua has issued a yellow alert for the whole country and the Departmental, Municipal and Territorial Committees for Emergencies, National Police, Army, Civil Defense, and fire brigades have all been activated in preparation for ongoing heavy rains.  INETER, the Government of Nicaragua’s ... Read More»

Food Safety Modernization Act Workshop

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador to Nicaragua, Laura F. Dogu Managua, October 24, 2017 Good morning. The Nicaraguan and Central American producers and business owners can compete in the world market with quality products and fulfill all of the requirements required by the United States and other markets. From 2012 to 2016, Nicaraguan exports of agricultural ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: The Embassy Urges Precaution During Upcoming Elections Season

As the November 5th elections approach in Nicaragua, the Embassy reminds all U.S. citizens that even protests intended to be peaceful can quickly turn confrontational and escalate into violence. During past elections, protests and political rallies were staged throughout Managua. Violence escalated in some rural communities and confrontations between political parties erupted along main thoroughfares ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Pricesmart Demonstrations

The U.S. Embassy in Nicaragua informs U.S. citizens of a possible demonstration at the PriceSmart located at the De la Rotonda el Gueguense 150 metros Este, Bolonia neighborhood on Sunday October 8 at 3:00 pm. According to reports, the demonstration is in response to a customer dispute with PriceSmart management. It is possible this activity ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Storm System INV-90L

The U.S. Embassy in Managua, Nicaragua cautions U.S. citizens that Storm System INV-90L in the Caribbean is expected to become a tropical depression later today while it moves northwestward toward the coast of Nicaragua.  The storm’s path is currently projected to move slowly northwestward across or near the eastern portions of Nicaragua and Honduras on ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Notice Regarding Social Security Services

The Social Security Administration (SSA) has consolidated its overseas operations into regional offices.  Effective October 1, 2017, individuals residing in Nicaragua who require services or have questions regarding benefits provided by the Social Security Administration (SSA) must contact the SSA Federal Benefits Unit (FBU) located in San Jose, Costa Rica, rather than the Embassy in ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Flooding in Managua

The U.S. Embassy cautions U.S. citizens of flooding in Managua near the area of the Stop and Go in Santo Domingo, in the El Gueguense Rotunda, near Plaza España, and likely other areas of the city due to recent heavy rains.  The Embassy’s Regional Security Office has advised Embassy personnel to avoid driving in these ... Read More»

International Coastal Cleanup

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador to Nicaragua, Laura F. Dogu Managua, September 23 2017 Good thing that we are all here in the beautiful beach of Casares to celebrate the World Day of the Coastal Cleaning. I want to thank Paso Pacifico and especially  Liza González, for your unconditional support for the organization of this event. ... Read More»

EducationUSA Luncheon

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador to Nicaragua, Laura F. Dogu Managua, September 21, 2017 The United States has some of the best universities in the world. We are also Nicaragua’s most important business partner. But there are not sufficient ties between the universities in the United States and Nicaragua. We want to see more Nicaraguans studying ... Read More»

EducationUSA Graduate Fair at CCNN

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador to Nicaragua, Laura F. Dogu Thursday, September 21, 2017 Hello everyone. The United States has some of the best universities in the world. Also, we are the most important business partner in Nicaragua. And English is the language of global business and the internet. Choosing a study program in the U.S. ... Read More»

Appreciation Cocktail for Partners

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador to Nicaragua, Laura F. Dogu September 19, 2017 Good evening. Thank you so much for all of the effort and work that you do hand in hand with us. You all are our friends that collaborate with our cultural section programs. The activities and programs that we do together contribute to ... Read More»

Presidential Proclamation: National Hispanic Heritage Month, 2017

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary September 13, 2017 National Hispanic Heritage Month, 2017 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation During National Hispanic Heritage Month, we celebrate the accomplishments of Hispanic Americans who have helped shape our great Nation. We are grateful for the many contributions Hispanic American ... Read More»

Supporting Good Faith Negotiations Among Venezuelans Share

The United States reiterates its call for the complete restoration of democracy in Venezuela. We support earnest negotiations in good faith that will achieve this goal. We call attention to the importance of the Government of Venezuela fulfilling its previous commitments to a democratic path in order to advance the negotiation process. The United States ... Read More»

9th International Congress of the Academic Network of International Business and Commerce (RACNI) at Universidad Americana (UAM)

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador to Nicaragua, Laura F. Dogu Managua, September 6, 2017 Good morning to all. It is a pleasure to be here with you. Allow me to congratulate the American University and the International Congress of the Academic Network of Commerce and Business for organizing this conference. Before entering my diplomatic career, I ... Read More»

Statement from President Donald J. Trump On DACA

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary September 5, 2017 Statement from President Donald J. Trump As President, my highest duty is to defend the American people and the Constitution of the United States of America. At the same time, I do not favor punishing children, most of whom are now adults, for the ... Read More»

Fifth Amcham Job Fair

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador to Nicaragua, Laura F. Dogu Managua, September 5, 2017 Congratulations to AmCham and Jeanette Duque Estrada for organizing this event. The principal mission of AmCham is to promote trade and investment between the United States and Nicaragua through free trade, the free market, and free enterprise. Here we see a manifestation ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Town Hall in Managua with Ambassador Dogu on September 27, 2017

The U.S. Embassy invites U.S. citizens in Nicaragua to attend a Town Hall hosted by Ambassador Dogu on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  The event will take place at the Centro Cultural Nicaragüense Norteamericano (CCNN) located at Semáforos de la UCA 700 metros al norte, 100 metros al oeste, Managua. ... Read More»

Statement by the White House Press Secretary on New Financial Sanctions on Venezuela

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary August 25, 2017 President Donald J. Trump has signed an Executive Order imposing strong, new financial sanctions on the dictatorship in Venezuela. The Maduro dictatorship continues to deprive the Venezuelan people of food and medicine, imprison the democratically-elected opposition, and violently suppress freedom of speech. The regime’s ... Read More»

MESSAGE FOR U.S. CITIZENS: PRE-NOTIFICATION OF NON-TOURIST TRAVEL TO NICARAGUA.

The Nicaraguan government has introduced a pre-notification process for all non-tourist travel to Nicaragua. Nicaraguan officials have stated that the pre-notification process is highly recommended. They explained that travelers with pre-notification will pass through migration controls quicker than those without it. According to Nicaraguan officials, the pre-notification process allows them to properly allocate border control ... Read More»

U.S. Government Supports Youth Techology and Education Forum in the Caribbean Coast

Deputy Chief of Mission, Chad Cummins inaugurated the “Tecnología y Educación: acceso, integración y calidad” Forum in Bluefields. The forum’s main objective is to help Caribbean youth to gain skills and knowledge as they enter the labor force. José Adan Aguerri, president of COSEP was also present. Project “Aprendo y Emprendo,” present at the Forum, ... Read More»

Statement by Heather Nauert, U.S. Department of State Spoksperson, on Venezuela

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson ________________________________ For Immediate Release STATEMENT BY HEATHER NAUERT, SPOKESPERSON August 18, 2017 Assumption of Legislative Powers in Venezuela The United States strongly condemns the assumption of legislative powers by the illegitimate Constituent Assembly. This power grab is designed to supplant the democratically-elected National Assembly with an authoritarian ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Recent Heightened Activity at San Cristobal Volcano. (18 August, 2017)

The San Cristobal Volcano, located in Chinandega, erupted in the early morning of August 18th and is intermittently emitting gas and ash. According to media reports, Nicaraguan officials are monitoring the activity, and the Ministry of Education has suspended classes in communities, such as La Grecia and El Viejo, near the volcano. All U.S. citizens ... Read More»

TGI Fridays Reopening

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador to Nicaragua, Laura F. Dogu Managua, August 18, 2016 I congratulate TGI Fridays for the reopening of this beautiful restaurant. I know this place, with such cool design and tasty menu options, it will be a great attraction for many Nicaraguans.  It is the ideal option to go with work colleagues ... Read More»

Food Show 2017

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador to Nicaragua, Laura F. Dogu August 16, 2017 Food Service – Café Soluble has organized an extraordinary Food Show and I’m sure it will also be delicious. I am happy to know that the Food Show theme is Food Trucks, because they are part of the culinary culture of the U.S. ... Read More»

Embassy Managua Certified as Wildlife Habitat

Embassy News August 15, 2017 The National Wildlife Federation (NWF,) certified Embassy Managua as a Wildlife Habitat. Ambassador Dogu unveiled a plaque at the Embassy’s front garden. The ceremony was joined by the Embassy community and representatives from local environmental NGOs. The NWF’s Garden for Wildlife Program helps people restore habitat and wildlife populations to ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Festival of Santo Domingo Celebrations July 31 to August 10, 2017

On July 31, celebrations commemorating the Festival of Santo Domingo, the patron saint of Managua, will begin. The festival features large parades in Managua and massive gatherings of attendees on August 1 and 10 throughout the Santo Domingo neighborhood and surrounding areas. Beginning at 5:00 a.m. on August 1, access to the Santo Domingo neighborhood ... Read More»

Defending Democracy in Venezuela: Statement by Heather Nauert, U.S. State Department Spokesperson

Statement by Heather Nauert, U.S. State Department Spokesperson July 30, 2017 Defending Democracy in Venezuela The United States forcefully condemns the elections imposed on July 30 for the National Constituent Assembly, which is designed to replace the legitimately elected National Assembly and undermine the Venezuelan people’s right to self-determination. We will not allow Venezuela’s democracy ... Read More»

Treasury Sanctions 13 Current and Former Senior Officials of the Government of Venezuela

Press Release from the U.S. Department of the Treasury July 26, 2017 Treasury Sanctions 13 Current and Former Senior Officials of the Government of Venezuela Action Targets Officials of Entities Undermining Democracy in Venezuela Washington – Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated 13 current or former senior ... Read More»

Cargill’s CSR Report

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador to Nicaragua, Laura F. Dogu Managua, July 24, 2017 Congratulations to Cargill for their excellence in demonstrating corporate social responsibility or CSR in Nicaragua and throughout the region. In Nicaragua, many companies and entrepreneurs have a charitable foundation. And they have a positive impact. But many people confuse charity with CSR. ... Read More»

Access Managua Graduation Ceremony

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador to Nicaragua, Laura F. Dogu Managua, July 21, 2017 Good afternoon Eddy Alvarado, Access Program Coordinator; María Jiménez, director of the Nicaraguan North-American Cultural Center; parents; students; invitees; and all who are present. I recently participated in the opening ceremony of a national conference for English teachers known as ANPI NicaTESOL ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Avoid Crowds and Particular Areas July 17-19, 2017

Beginning the afternoon of July 17, 2017, numerous small gatherings will be held in neighborhoods around the city of Managua and throughout the country in celebration of the anniversary of the Sandinista revolution on July 19. The Embassy believes the largest gatherings will take place in the following areas in Managua: –          Monday, July 17:  ... Read More»

Access Graduation Ceremony

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador to Nicaragua, Laura F. Dogu Granada, July 14, 2017 Good afternoon, Last week, I participated in the opening ceremony of the national conference for English teachers known as ANPI NicaTESOL, where more than 600 English teachers particiapted from all over Nicaragua. I was pleased to hear that several participants graduated from ... Read More»

Joint Statement from the United States of America, Republic of Korea, and Japan

President Donald J. Trump, President Moon Jae-in, and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met in Hamburg, Germany, on July 6 to discuss the serious and escalating threat posed by the nuclear and ballistic missile programs of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). The three leaders condemned the DPRK’s unprecedented launch, on July 4, of a ... Read More»

Photography Exhibition “We want them alive: testimonies of violence against women in Nicaragua’s South Caribbean”

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador to Nicaragua, Laura F. Dogu Managua, Wednesday July 5, 2017 Good afternoon. The victims of femicide are not only statistics, they are women with stories. They have children, fathers and mothers, siblings, friends, coworkers, and neighbors. They are us and we are them. The photography exhibition “We want them alive: testimonies ... Read More»

July 4th Celebration at the CCNN

Good evening everyone – Happy Fourth of July! I am happy to be part of this celebration.  Thank you, María Jiménez and CNN, for inviting me. Fourth of July marks the celebration of the United States Independence Day.  Our founding fathers signed the Declaration of Independence in 1776.  This is a day of celebration for ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy in Managua Advises of the Consular Section’s Closure to the Public on July 7, 2017

The U.S. Embassy’s Consular Section will be closed to the public all day on Friday, July 7, due to El Repliegue’s potential impact on public transportation and traffic.  El Repliegue is an annual rally and march when the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN) commemorates the anniversary of its tactical retreat from Managua to Masaya during ... Read More»

Secretary of Homeland Security John F. Kelly Announces New Aviation Security Enhancements

Office of Public Affairs U.S. Department of Homeland Security Press Release June 28, 2017 DHS Will Require Enhanced Security Measures for all Flights to the United States WASHINGTON – Today, Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly will announce enhanced security screening measures for all commercial flights to the United States. These measures, both seen and ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Planned March to Celebrate LGBTI Pride Day on June 28. (28 June, 2017)

The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens that there is a march scheduled today, June 28, to celebrate LGBTI Pride Day. The march is expected to begin at 4:00 PM in front of the Colegio Teresiano on Masaya Highway and end at the Metrocentro Rotunda.  Traffic disruption is expected, and you should consider avoiding this area. ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Travel Alert – Hurricane and Typhoon Season 2017 and Letter of Invitation for Native English Speakers

Travel Alert – Hurricane and Typhoon Season 2017  The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the Hurricane and Typhoon Seasons in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, the Caribbean, and the Gulf of Mexico. Hurricane and Typhoon Season will last through November 2017, though most tropical cyclones typically develop between May and October.  The National ... Read More»

ACCESS Ceremony at UNICIT

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador to Nicaragua, Laura F. Dogu May 31, 2017 Thank you so much for inviting me to be here today at UNICIT! Thank you to the students, fathers and mothers, and their English instructors. We also thank the host insitution, UNICIT, represented by its Vice Rector, engineer Hector Lacayo, and also the ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Malaria State of Emergency Declared in the Northern Carribbean Area of Nicaragua

The U.S. Embassy in Managua advises U.S. citizens that the Government of Nicaragua declared a state of emergency related to malaria in the Autonomous Region of the Northern Caribbean Coast (RACCN by its acronym in Spanish) due to a marked increase in cases, primarily in Bilwi, Rosita, and Waspam.  U.S. citizens traveling in that area ... Read More»

Ambassador Dogu Closes Project for the Preservation of Ancient Petroglyphs

Ambassador Dogu and members of the Council of the Monimbó community’s “Alcaldía de Vara” closed out the Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation Project that restored and inventoried petroglyphs in the Cailagua section of the city of Masaya. The Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation funded the $65,000 project to restore and preserve a 164 feet long ... Read More»

Updated Security Message For U.S. Citizens: Protests in Managua Planned for May 10, 11 and 12

The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens that demonstrations are expected to take place in Managua in the area of the Venezuelan Embassy near the Las Sierritas Church in Santo Domingo.  There is also the possibility of counter-protestors at both events.  The demonstrations are expected to occur beginning at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 10, Thursday, ... Read More»

Statement by Secretary of State Tillerson on World Press Freedom Day

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson STATEMENT BY SECRETARY TILLERSON May 3, 2017 World Press Freedom Day Today, on World Press Freedom Day, we reaffirm our commitment to promoting the fundamental principles of a free press around the world. We honor those men and women who work tirelessly, often at great personal risk, ... Read More»

Int’l Jazz Festival

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador to Nicaragua, Laura F. Dogu Managua, April 29, 2017 Congratulations Rodney and TrumboJazz! Rodney is my colleague in the embassy.  What a pleasure!  Good evening everyone.  Architect Luis Morales, Director of the Institute of Culture, Maestro Ramai Das, Director of the Nicaragua International Jazz Festival, Organizers of the Nicaragua International Jazz ... Read More»

Jazz Concert at CCNN

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador to Nicaragua, Laura F. Dogu Managua, April 28, 2017 Good afternoon boys, girls, and young musicians of Music in the Neighborhoods, Music for Life, and the Maragarita Navarro Youth Orchestra.  It’s so good to see so many youth and so many talented people sharing an afternoon of learning with 4 masters ... Read More»

U.S. Air Force plane arrives to Nicaragua with Donations

A C-5 Galaxy, the largest airplane in the United States Air Force’s inventory landed at Augusto C. Sandino’s International Airport Saturday carrying donations for local organizations from humanitarian organizations in the United States. The total donation amounted to 37,000 Kg in foods and 9,500 Kg in firefighting equipment with a total value of $215,000. The ... Read More»

SECURITY MESSAGE For U.S. Citizens: Road Blockages and Detentions Related to Planned Marches on April 22

The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens that there are marches scheduled to occur on Saturday, April 22, in Juigalpa. The U.S. Embassy has reports of checkpoints and detentions of travelers in various areas of Nicaragua, including San Benito, Sebaco, Boaco, and along roads to Juigalpa and Nueva Guinea. Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can ... Read More»

NASA Space Apps Challenge UAM

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador to Nicaragua, Laura F. Dogu Managua, April 22, 2017 Good morning to all. It is a pleasure to accompany you here today at this inaugural ceremony of the NASA Space Apps Challenge, Hackathon Nicaragua 2017. Thank you UAM and Dr. Ernesto Medina for the invitation.  I love this type of event. ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Registration for the June 2017 Foreign Service Exam

U.S. Embassy Managua will host the Foreign Service Officer Test on Thursday, June 8, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and on Saturday, June 10, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  Registration opens on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 and closes on Wednesday, May 31, 2017.  It is important to register and sign-up for ... Read More»

Statement by the State Department on Venezuela

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release STATEMENT BY MARK TONER, ACTING SPOKESPERSON April 10, 2017 Venezuela: Maduro Government Must Stop Silencing Opposition Voices The United States views with grave concern the Venezuelan government’s actions to bar Miranda State Governor Henrique Capriles—a prominent, democratically-elected member of Venezuela’s political opposition and former ... Read More»

Statement by President Trump on Syria

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary April 6, 2017 Statement by President Trump on Syria Mar-a-Lago, Florida 9:40 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT:  My fellow Americans:  On Tuesday, Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad launched a horrible chemical weapons attack on innocent civilians.  Using a deadly nerve agent, Assad choked out the lives of helpless men, ... Read More»

Event “Business Connections INDE 2017”

Remarks by Ambassador Dogu April 6, 2017 Thank you for inviting me to participate in this very special program with you today. I am always pleased to have the chance to participate in the events which INDE organizes. Since 1963, INDE has been dedicated to promoting and defending the economic and social importance of private ... Read More»

UNICIT Calendar Year Inauguration

Good morning, everyone. It is an honor to be here today to deliver this inaugural lecture. Thank you, UNICIT, for the invitation.   It is really quite impressive what you’ve accomplished– to have started only in 1995 and now have 2,000 students, seventeen undergraduate courses of study, and the only on-line business administration program in ... Read More»

Statement to the Press at AmCham – uniRSE Event

Ambassador Dogu’s Statement to the Press during AmCham – uniRSE Event March 20, 2017 I am very pleased to be with these two distinguished organizations and presidents to highlight the importance of corporate social responsibility for sustainable development. It is natural that the AmCham and uniRSE are working together to highlight best CSR practices by ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Zika Virus Update

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its Zika travel guidance on March 10, 2017, recommending that pregnant women not travel to any area where there is a risk of Zika virus infection.  For a world map of the Zika affected areas, please visit CDC’s interactive map . For more information about travel guidance for pregnant women , visit ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Town Hall Meeting in San Juan del Sur

RSVP to Attend U.S. Citizen Town Hall Meeting in San Juan del Sur on March 23, 2017 The U.S. Embassy will hold a Town Hall meeting for U.S. citizens in San Juan del Sur on Thursday, March 23, from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM at the Villas de Palermo Hotel and Resort, located at Carretera ... Read More»

Opening of REN Forum

Remarks by Ambassador Laura F. Dogu Managua, March 8, 2017 Thank you for inviting me to celebrate International Women’s Day. Nicaragua needs empowered women in positions of leadership. This is what the Red de Empresarias de Nicaragua is all about. As you lead, you will likely encounter unconscious bias and sexism. This refers to prejudices ... Read More»

Thriive Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award

Remarks by Ambassador Laura F. Dogu Managua, February 28, 2017 Thank you for inviting me to participate in this very special program with you today. I am always pleased to have the chance to meet Thriive’s entrepreneurs who have the perfect combination of innovation, determination to build new businesses, and compassion for their communities. All ... Read More»

Lions Club of Leon

Remarks by Ambassador Dogu Leon, February 12, 2017 Estoy muy contenta de estar aquí nuevamente. Debido a que hay personas que no hablan español, voy a hablar en los dos idiomas. I am very happy to be here today. Because there are people here who only speak English or Spanish, I will speak in both ... Read More»

Nicaragua is not part of the Visa Waiver Program

Nicaragua is not currently part of the Visa Waiver Program.  Reports of new countries being added to the U.S. Visa Waiver Program (VWP) are false. The Department of Homeland Security, which administers the VWP in consultation with the Department of State, has not announced any new VWP entrants. The full list of countries whose citizens ... Read More»

Opening Ceremony Nicaragua Technology Summit 2017

Remarks by Ambassador Dogu Managua, January 21, 2017 Welcome all to the Nicaragua Technology Summit 2017. This summit is an exciting and unique platform and addresses a crucial topic. To advance, we all must embrace technology. I look forward to hearing from a distinguished lineup of speakers and panelists, both from the United States, Nicaragua, ... Read More»

Firefighters Visit Embassy

January 14, 2017 Ambassador Dogu met with a group of firefighters from San Francisco, California and Bend, Oregon, in Nicaragua, donating their time during vacations, to train Nicaraguan firefighters on extraction techniques, trauma evaluation and water rescue. Since 2007, these group of men and women have been coming to Nicaragua during vacation time to train ... Read More»

Statement by the President on Cuban Immigration Policy

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 12, 2017 Statement by the President on Cuban Immigration Policy Today, the United States is taking important steps forward to normalize relations with Cuba and to bring greater consistency to our immigration policy. The Department of Homeland Security is ending the so-called “wet-foot/dry ... Read More»

Statement by Secretary of Homeland Security on Cuban Inmigration

Statement by Secretary of Homeland Security [U.S. Department of Homeland Security seal] Press Office U.S. Department of Homeland Security Press Release January 12, 2017 STATEMENT BY SECRETARY JOHNSON ON THE CONTINUED NORMALIZATION OF OUR MIGRATION RELATIONSHIP WITH CUBA The United States is revoking the so-called “wet-foot/dry-foot” policy for Cuban migrants that has been in place ... Read More»

President Obama Presidential Proclamation – National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, 2017

Presidential Proclamation — National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, 2017 NATIONAL SLAVERY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING PREVENTION MONTH, 2017 – – – – – – – BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION Our Nation wrestled with the issue of slavery in a way that nearly tore us apart — its ... Read More»

Intensive Access English Language Camp Closing Ceremony

Remarks by Ambassador December 19, 2016 Good morning special guests, Access camp counselors from Nicaragua and from the United States, teachers and staff, and Access students. Welcome to the closing ceremony of the seventh edition of the English Access Camp in Nicaragua. I’d like to thank all the different organizations and individuals who supported this ... Read More»

Registration for the January 2017 Foreign Service Exam

U.S. Embassy Managua will host the Foreign Service Officer Test on Saturday, January 28, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and on Tuesday, January 31, 2017, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Registration opens on December 15, 2016, and closes on January 25, 2017.  It is important to register and sign-up for a seat ... Read More»

WTC Miami Export Seminar

Remarks by Ambassador Dogu Managua, December 5,  2016 Alvaro Baltodano, Delegado Presidencial PRO-Nicaragua; Orlando Solorzano, Ministro de Fomento, Industria y Comercio; Edward Centeno, Ministro Agricultura y Ganadería; Fernando Melo, Chairman, World Trade Center Miami; Guillermo Jacoby, Presidente APEN; Mario Arana, Director Ejecutivo de APEN; Roberto Sansón, Presidente de AMCHAM; Y distinguidos invitados. I am pleased ... Read More»

Subgrant Signing Ceremony for USAID’s PrevenSida Project on World AIDS Day

Remarks by Ambassador Laura F. Dogu December 1, 2016, Managua Good morning. 35 years ago the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the United States reported the first case of HIV in the world. Today we celebrate World AIDS Day in a context of a better answer to combat the disease. However, stigma and ... Read More»

Protests in Managua Planned for November 30 and December 1

Security Message for U.S. Citizens November 29, 2016 The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens that demonstrations are expected to take place in Managua beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 30 and at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 1. Wednesday, November 30:  The group Consejo Nacional de Defensa de la Tierra, Lago y Soberanía is ... Read More»

Hurricane Otto

Security Message for U.S. Citizens November 24, 2016 The U.S. Embassy alerts U.S. citizens that Tropical Storm (TS) Otto is currently forecast to become a hurricane on Thursday, November 24, 2016and is expected to make landfall near Bluefields, Nicaragua on the same day.  TS Otto may result in heavy rains, strong winds, flooding, and mudslides.  ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Warns of Potential Impact from Tropical Storm Otto

Security Message for U.S. Citizens November 22, 2016 The U.S. Embassy cautions U.S. citizens that Tropical Storm (TS) Otto is currently forecast to become a hurricane on Wednesday, November 23, 2016, and is expected to make landfall near Bluefields, Nicaragua on Thursday, November 24, 2016, according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC).  The Nicaraguan government ... Read More»

Lunch with Nicaraguan Women Entrepreneur Network

Remarks by Ambassador Managua, November 18, 2016 I am honored to speak to you today, and pleased that you have welcomed me back for a second year to celebrate Women’s Entrepreneurship Day with you.  I am so impressed by your dedication, determination, and persistence to build your businesses, create new opportunities, and realize your potential ... Read More»

Alumni Association Launch

Ambassador Dogu met with over 250 nicaraguan Alums to celebrate the launch of the U.S. Embassy Alumni Association (ANIUSA.) Several different generations of Alums participated in the event where they met the Board of Directors, had the opportunity to do some networking, and  to know more about the Association. Congratulations! Read More»

Leadership Workshop with Participants of the Variable Payment Obligation Program (VPO) in Global Entrepreneurship Week

Remarks by Ambassador Dogu November 14, 2016 Thank you for inviting me to participate in this leadership workshop. I am very impressed by your talent, ideas, and passion. As you know, the entrepreneurial spirit is vital for the economy of a nation. It requires much strength and support to start and grow a business. I ... Read More»

Statement by the White House Press Secretary on Elections in the U.S.

Press Release November 9, 2016 From the White House residence, the President phoned Donald Trump to congratulate him on his victory early this morning. The President also called Secretary Clinton and expressed admiration for the strong campaign she waged throughout the country. The President will make a statement on Wednesday at the White House to ... Read More»

Statement By The President on Elections

Statement By The President November 9, 2016 THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary 12:20 P.M. EST Good afternoon, everybody. Yesterday, before votes were tallied, I shot a video that some of you may have seen in which I said to the American people: Regardless of which side you were on in the election, ... Read More»

Election Night at the CCNN

Remarks by Ambassador Laura F. Dogu Managua, November 8, 2016 Good afternoon everyone. I’m very pleased to be here with you all on U.S. Election Day! U.S. presidential elections only come once every four years and it is always an exciting time for U.S. democracy. The American democratic process is one of the most transparent ... Read More»

Statement by Mark Toner, U.S. State Department Deputy Spokesperson on Elections in Nicaragua

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release STATEMENT BY MARK TONER, DEPUTY SPOKESPERSON November 7, 2016Nicaraguan Elections The United States is deeply concerned by the flawed presidential and legislative electoral process in Nicaragua, which precluded the possibility of a free and fair election on November 6. In advance of the elections, ... Read More»

Nicaraguan Presidential and National Assembly Elections on Sunday

Security Message for U.S. Citizens November 6, 2016 Nicaragua is conducting Presidential and National Assembly elections on Sunday, November 6, 2016, and there is a possibility of election-related disturbances. During past elections, protests and political rallies were staged throughout greater Managua to include Granada and Masaya. Violence escalated in some rural communities, and confrontations between ... Read More»

Voting; New Passport, Visa Photo Policy; Request for Public Comments

Message to U.S. Citizens November 1, 2016 Don’t wait, return your voted ballot right away! Remember U.S. embassies and consulates are not polling places; same-day in-person voting is not available outside the United States.  The majority of states require voted ballots to reach local election officials by the close of polls on Tuesday, November 8.  ... Read More»

1 Year Anniv Press Conference

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador to Nicaragua, Laura F. Dogu Managua, October 3, 2016 During the first year since my arrival in Nicaragua, I have had the pleasure of knowing a good part of this beautiful country and many of its talented compatriots.  Through our programs, I have had the opportunity to work with people from ... Read More»

Important Information on Voting Registration and Privately-hosted Voting Assistance Event

Message to U.S. Citizens September 20, 2016 The U.S. Embassy Notifies of Important Information on Voting Registration and Informs of Privately-hosted Voting Assistance Event Important Information on Voting Registration and Ballot Submittance Absentee Voting Week is September 26-October 3 Be an Active Voter by taking the necessary steps to vote in the 2016 U.S. elections ... Read More»

Closing of Livestock Enterprise Project

Good morning everyone. To you all, the farmers and entrepreneurs that are inspiring us with your stories full of positive energy, hope and perseverance this morning. Thank you for coming from so far away to celebrate the changes you are making. The people and the government of the United States of America are pleased to ... Read More»

PROGRESA Program Closing Ceremony

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador to Nicaragua, Laura F. Dogu Managua, September 7, 2016 It is a pleasure to be with you today in this celebration for all the results achieved by the Rural Business, Health and Environment Management Program (PROGRESA) that benefited more than 4,800 producers in the north of the country. PROGRESA is part ... Read More»

Eco Efficiency Business Forum

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador to Nicaragua, Laura F. Dogu Managua, August 25, 2017 I am very grateful for the opportunity that you all have provided me to express my support for the efforts that you carry out in order to raise the population’s awareness about recycling in Nicaragua. It is important to influence a true ... Read More»

Planned Protests to the Canal and Increased Border-Crossing Controls

Message to U.S. Citizens August 25, 2016 Embassy Notifies of Planned Protests to the Canal and Increased Border-Crossing Controls Increased Security at Borders and a Reminder of the Notification Policy for Religious and Humanitarian Travelers:  The Embassy has been informed that Nicaraguan land border controls are intensifying in an effort to prevent criminal acts associated ... Read More»

Update to Earlier Notice

Message to U.S. Citizens Aug. 15, 2016 Update to Today’s Earlier Notice on the Dissemination of Routine Messages As an update and change to our notice earlier today regarding the dissemination of routine messages involving demonstrations, strikes and weather-related events, please note that, due in part to comments from the public, the Embassy will continue ... Read More»

Dissemination of Routine Security Messages

Message to U.S. Citizens August 15, 2016 Important Message for U.S. Citizens Regarding the Dissemination of Routine Security Messages Please note that the Embassy will no longer send routine security messages relating to demonstrations, strikes, and weather-related events via email.  In an effort to disseminate information more expeditiously, the Embassy will post these types of ... Read More»

Potential Cyclone or “Tropical Disturbance”

Message to U.S. Citizens August 2, 2016 U.S. Embassy Warns of Potential Cyclone or “Tropical Disturbance” According to the National System for Prevention, Mitigation and Attention to Disasters (SINAPRED), the Nicaraguan Northern Caribbean coast could be affected in the next days by a cyclone, registered by Nicaraguan experts as a “Tropical Disturbance”.  SINAPRED estimates the ... Read More»

Press Statement from the State Department

Press Release United States Department of State Press Statement John Kirby Assistant Secretary and Department Spokesperson Bureau of Public Affairs August 1, 2016 Concerns Regarding Nicaraguan Democracy and Elections Estados Unidos se encuentra profundamente preocupado por las acciones del Gobierno de Nicaragua y de la Corte Suprema de Justicia que han cerrado los espacios democráticos ... Read More»

Entrepreneurship Night

Remarks by Ambassador Laura F. Dogu Managua, July 29, 2016 The word entrepreneur comes from French and its original meaning was akin to “adventurer.” Entrepreneurs truly are adventurers, explorers building products and services never before seen, creating new companies in uncertain environments, and pushing the boundaries of what we thought possible. There is often little ... Read More»

VI Access English Microscholarship, Managua Program Graduation

Remarks by Ambassador Laura F. Dogu July 15, 2016 – 10:00am Centro Cultural Nicaragüense Norteamericano Que alegría estar aquí con ustedes en este día tan especial. Es un honor estar con estos estudiantes sobresalientes, los docentes, y la institución anfitriona del programa Access, y muy especialmente con las familias de estos estudiantes. He estado en ... Read More»

240th Anniversary of the Independence of the United States

Remarks by Ambassador Laura F. Dogu Managua, July 30, 2016 Good evening. Thank you for joining us tonight to celebrate the 240th anniversary of the United States.  I want to especially thank all of our sponsors, and the Managua municipal band for welcoming us in tonight!  We generally celebrate the Fourth of July with baseball ... Read More»

Travel Alert for U.S. Citizens Residing in or Visiting Nicaragua

Travel Alert June 29, 2016 U.S. Department of State Issues Travel Alert for U.S. Citizens Residing in or Visiting Nicaragua The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens about increased government scrutiny of foreigners’ activities, new requirements for volunteer groups, and the potential for demonstrations during the upcoming election season in Nicaragua. Read More»

Meeting of Initial Evaluation of the Pacific Disaster Center

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador to Nicaragua, Laura F. Dogu Managua, June 22, 2016 I am very happy that the internationally recognized Pacific Disaster Center, an applied research center of the University of Hawaii, is here to work closely with our Nicaraguan partners, particularly SINAPRED and Civil Defense, to carry out this project.  This meeting and ... Read More»

Calls for Demonstrations

Message to U.S. Citizens June 9, 2016 In light of calls for demonstrations in response to recent Supreme Court decisions about upcoming elections, the U.S. Embassy in Managua reminds U.S. citizens that even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence. You should avoid areas of demonstrations and exercise caution if ... Read More»

Peace Corps Volunteers Ceremony

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador to Nicaragua, Laura F. Dogu Managua, June 3, 2016 Good Morning, I have served in many countries around the world and I am always happy when I am assigned to a country that has a Peace Corps Program. Volunteers are such interesting people – after all, they have made the decision ... Read More»

Risks of Volcano Tourism, Notice on Adoptions in Nicaragua, Continued Threat of Zika Transmission

Safety and Security Messages May 27, 2016 U.S. Embassy Advises Of Risks Of Volcano Tourism; Alerts U.S. Citizens Of New Department Of State Notice On Adoptions In Nicaragua; And Suggests Increased Precaution To Prevent Spread Of Zika Risks of Volcano Tourism: The U.S. Embassy in Nicaragua would like to advise all U.S. citizens of the ... Read More»

Webinar on Overseas Filing for U.S. Taxpayers, Occurring May 25, 2016

Message for U.S. Citizens May 24, 2016 The American Citizen Services Section at the U.S. Embassy in Managua would like to inform you that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will host a webinar on “Overseas Filing for U.S. Taxpayers” on May 25, 2016, from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. EDT.  To register and attend this webinar, use the ... Read More»

Earth Day Summit with Access Students

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador to Nicaragua, Laura F. Dogu Managua, April 22, 2016 Welcome to the Access English Earth Day Summit! Thank you for coming to represent your class at today’s event.  I know that many of your classmates are watching back home through our webchat, and I welcome all of you to our conversation ... Read More»

MOU Signing Ceremony for USAID’s Variable Payment Obligation (VPO) Program

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador to Nicaragua, Laura F. Dogu Managua, April 7, 2016 It is a great pleasure to be here today for the signing of the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) new initiative.  The objective is to accelerate entrepreneurship and catalyze private sector investment in businesses that are in their nascent stages.  This ... Read More»

IBEX Global Opening

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador to Nicaragua, Laura F. Dogu April 4, 2016 I am grateful to be able to participate in this important event for IBEX Global and for all of Nicaragua. For more than 12 years, IBEX Global has been an important client service provider in the United States and currently has 20 contact ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Informs of Government of Nicaragua and Embassy Closures

U.S. Embassy Informs of Government of Nicaragua and Embassy Closures, Public Protests, Passport Courier Delivery Service, Appointment Times, Registration, and Crisis Preparedness Government of Nicaragua and U.S. Embassy Closures:  The Minister of Labor recently announced that all Nicaraguan government employees will be on vacation starting at noon on Friday, March 18, and will return to ... Read More»

Launching of the Project “Quality Technical Education for the Caribbean Coast”

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador to Nicaragua, Laura F. Dogu Managua, March 7, 2016 Good morning to all. Thank you for inviting me to the launch of the Quality Technical Education for the Caribbean Coast project, which is part of a Global Alliance between the U.S. Government and the private sector to promote vocational technical education ... Read More»

International Women’s Day Reception

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador to Nicaragua, Laura F. Dogu Managua, March 3, 2016, 6:30 pm Good evening. Thank you for being with us tonight to commemorate International Women’s Day. As President Obama said, and I have repeated several times, no country can reach all its potential if half of its population cannot reach it. The ... Read More»

Launch of the Gender-Based Violence Observatory Website

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador to Nicaragua, Laura F. Dogu Managua, February 10, 2016 Good morning. It is an honor for me to participate in the launch of the Gender-Based Violence Observatory Website, “Voices against Violence,” and to meet with such a committed, inspiring, and diverse group. Violence against women and girls crosses all ethnic, socioeconomic, ... Read More»

English for Journalists Program’s Third Graduation

Discurso de la Embajadora Laura F. Dogu Managua, 9 de febrero del 2016 Felicidades graduados. Y felicitaciones también a los familiares y amigos de los graduandos, quienes han trabajado tan arduamente para culminar este entrenamiento. Como ellos han estado estudiando inglés, espero que no les importe que cambie de idioma por un rato. It is ... Read More»

Thriive Awards Reception

Remarks by Ambassador Laura F. Dogu Managua, February 4, 2016 We are so grateful for the opportunity to help sponsor this event with Thriive in honor of the social entrepreneurs and innovators here in Nicaragua. And while tonight we will especially recognize one person who has provided a particularly meaningful and innovative impact to Nicaraguan ... Read More»

Message For U.S. Citizens – U.S. Embassy: Warns of Zika Virus Transmissions in Nicaragua

Message For U.S. Citizens – U.S. Embassy: Warns of Zika Virus Transmissions in Nicaragua; Advises Caution When Traveling by Water; Provides Booth for Passport Photos; and 2016 Voting Instructions Zika:  Further to today’s official announcement by the Government of Nicaragua, there are now confirmed cases of Zika transmission in Nicaragua. Therefore, the U.S. Embassy in ...