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 ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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) ...
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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) ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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.  ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ( https://ni.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/embassy-operating-status/ ) 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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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.  ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Total English Immersion Program Scholarship for College Horizons Outreach Program (CHOP) and English Access Microscholarship Program (Access) Graduate

The U.S. Embassy in Managua will offer ten scholarships for a ten-week English Exchange program in the USA. The Total English Immersion Program Scholarship for College Horizons Outreach Program (CHOP) and English Access Microscholarship Program (Access) Graduates is intended for CHOP and Access top alumni leaders that completed their program. Participants will spend 10 weeks ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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:  ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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President Obama Presidential Proclamation – National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, 2017

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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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.  ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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!
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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.  ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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.
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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United States Begins Implementation of Changes to the Visa Waiver Program

Press Release January 21, 2016 Washington—The United States today began implementing changes under the Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act of 2015 (the Act).  U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) welcomes more than a million passengers arriving to the United States every day and is committed to facilitating legitimate travel while maintaining ...
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Fact Sheet: The United States and Central America: Honoring Our Commitments

Fact Sheet January 14, 2016 The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release Fact Sheet: The United States and Central America: Honoring Our Commitments On the occasion of the Vice President’s attendance at the inauguration of President Jimmy Morales in Guatemala City, the Obama administration reaffirms its commitment to a multiyear effort ...
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Launch of the Gender-Based Violence Observatory Website

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador to Nicaragua, Laura F. Dogu Bluefields, January 12, 2016 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 and geographical ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens – Registration Open for February 6 Foreign Service Exam

American Citizens: Registration open for February 6 Foreign Service Exam U.S. Embassy Managua will host the Foreign Service Officer Test Saturday, February 6, 2016.  The registration deadline is January 27, 2016, but it is important to register and sign up for a seat early since there are only 10 spots available for the test.  All ...
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Opening Eighth Edition of College Horizons Outreach Program (CHOP VIII) UNAN-Managua

20 high school students selected from Nindiri, Masachapa, and Ciudad Sandino attended the opening of the eighth edition of College Horizons Outreach Program (CHOP VIII) at UNAN-Managua.   CHOP is an educational opportunity for economically disadvantaged Nicaraguan high school students of indigenous and African descent.  The scholarship program is for two and a half years and ...
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Strengthening English Language Teaching

17 teachers from the Chichigalpa area completed the Pilot English Language Program (PELP) This program initiated with the idea to strengthen English skills for English language teachers, especially in rural areas of Nicaragua. After many months of intense training on grammar improvement, pronunciation exercises, focused learning techniques and hard work, these teachers received their completion ...
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Cargill Inauguration

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador to Nicaragua, Laura F. Dogu Managua, December 16, 2015 Good afternoon. I feel very grateful to be part of this exciting moment for Cargill, for Managua, and for the entire country. For 15 years, this company has been operating in Nicaragua and its brands Tip Top, Pipasa, Cainsa, among others, are ...
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Delta Airlines 10th Anniversary Celebration

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador to Nicaragua, Laura F. Dogu Managua, December 15, 2015 It is a great pleasure to be with you tonight to celebrate the tenth anniversary of Delta Airlines in Nicaragua. On behalf of the United States Embassy, ​​I am honored to congratulate all Delta Airlines staff on this achievement. In the last ...
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Closing of NicaTESOL Conference

Good afternoon all. Thank you Chris and Franklin for the introduction, and congratulations to you all for another successful  NicaTESOL. It seems that NicaTESOL, through the efforts of ANPI and a group of committed volunteers, grows stronger each year. Congratulations also to you all on the ANPI election that you went through yesterday.  It is ...
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Food Safety Congress

Managua, December 10, 2015 Good morning. I am pleased to see our countries work together to improve Nicaragua’s competiveness and its economy as part of our commitment to assist Nicaragua engage in the global economy and benefit from the CAFTA-DR trade agreement. The purpose of this workshop is to address the recent rules of the ...
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U.S. Government Raises Drug and Violence Awareness

As part of their anti-violence campaign, The Foundation for the Autonomy and Development of the Atlantic Coast of Nicaragua (FADCANIC) held 44 lively high school debates over the past three months, focused on the topics of violence and drug prevention. The debates are part of FADCANIC’s three-year anti-violence and drugs media campaign “Change Now. Let’s ...
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Denton Flight Donation

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador to Nicaragua, Laura F. Dogu Managua, December 5, 2015 I am very proud to witness the generous donation from the organization, Wisconsin-Nicaragua Partners. These seven ambulances are the result of the collection of funds that U.S. citizens attained in their communities for the acquisition of these vehicles and the coordinated effort ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens – Recent Heightened Activity at Momotombo Volcano

The U.S. Embassy in Managua advises all U.S. citizens currently in or planning visits to Nicaragua that the Momotombo Volcano, located between Managua and León on the northwest shore of Lake Managua, has become active with lava flow and emission of ash, gas, and rock.  According to media reports, Nicaraguan officials are monitoring the activity ...
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Welcome Reception

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador to Nicaragua, Laura F. Dogu December 1, 2015 It is an honor and a pleasure to welcome you. My husband and I arrived in Managua about two months ago; in spite of the short time, we have enjoyed it to the maximum, getting to know, little by little, Nicaragua and Nicaraguans. ...
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Telephone System Technical Difficulties

Due to an unanticipated technical difficulty, the U.S. Visa Call Center number for Nicaragua, 2229-1999, is currently unavailable.  We are working closely with our Call Center to get a replacement number as soon as possible. In the meantime, for assistance with non-immigrant and immigrant visas, please visit this website , where you will find information to answer most ...
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Messages for U.S. Citizens – Coffee with U.S. Ambassador in Esteli, new worldwide travel alert, and Embassy Newsletter

Coffee with Ambassador Dogu in Esteli Ambassador Dogu will be in Esteli on December 4, 2015, and is inviting U.S. citizens in the area to come join her for coffee and conversation from 7:45 a.m. until 8:30 a.m. in the restaurant of the Hotel Arcos.  Our new American Citizen Services officer, Karen Bettencourt, will also ...
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CHOP IX Signing Ceremony

I am delighted to be here today to sign, together with Fr. Idiáquez, the ninth agreement for the College Horizons Outreach Program in Nicaragua. This week is International Education Week and I can think of no better way to mark this occasion than by celebrating our joint commitment to preparing underserved Nicaraguans for higher education. ...
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Thanksgiving Lunch with Journalists

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador to Nicaragua, Laura F. Dogu November 18, 2015 Welcome to my house for lunch to celebrate Thanksgiving Day. It is an honor to have you here with us. As I said before, I hope to have open and frequent communication with the media during my time in this country as Ambassador. ...
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Young Entrepreneurs and Leaders Congress

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador to Nicaragua, Laura F. Dogu Managua, November 16, 2015 Good afternoon entrepreneurs, friends and honored invitees. It is my pleasure to be here today at this important event. It is always invigorating to be surrounded by young people full of enthusiasm, creativity, and positive energy. I have been looking forward to ...
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Border Crossing Closures and Delays

Embassy Managua informs U.S. citizens living and traveling in Nicaragua of media reports of temporary border crossing closures and delays between Nicaragua and Costa Rica, as well as increased police and military presence along the border. U.S. citizens planning to enter or depart Nicaragua over a land border should closely monitor local media before attempting ...
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Cacao Forum

In my first month in Nicaragua, I have met with many political leaders, business executives, educators, and civil society groups.  They have told me about Nicaragua’s challenges and opportunities for development.  But I have been looking forward especially to being with this audience today and having the opportunity to share my thoughts and learn from ...
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Ambassadors’ Funds for Cultural Preservation

The Embassy of the United States of America Offers Funds for the Nicaraguan Cultural Preservation AFCP – Period 2015-2016 The Embassy of the United States of America in Managua is accepting project proposals for the U.S. Ambassadors’ Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) 2016 competition. This program has the purpose to support projects to protect and ...
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Subgrants Signing Ceremony for the USAID/PrevenSida Projects

It is a pleasure for me to be here with you today to learn about the great work achieved by civil society organizations working with key populations on HIV/AIDS and to participate in the signing of the Sixth Round of Grants. For the past five years, civil society organizations in Nicaragua have received financial support ...
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Embassy Early Closure October 27, 2015

This is to inform U.S. citizens that the Embassy will be closing at 2:00 p.m. on October 27 due to road closures connected to demonstrations throughout the city and limited public transportation. Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence.  You should avoid areas of demonstrations, and exercise caution if ...
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Rocky Mountain Institute Showcases Embassy Managua’s

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC October 26, 2015 The Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI), a world-renowned research organization dedicated to the efficient and restorative use of natural resources, showcased U.S. Embassy Managua’s Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) along with five other federal projects in their most recent report for the General Services Administration ...
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U.S. Government Supports Training of 100 journalists in “Communication, Journalism and Citizen Security”

The U.S. government, together with NGO Project Concern International (PCI), is supporting the POSsibilities Project (Peace, Opportunity, and Security), which focuses on improving citizen security.   Forty-five journalists and communication professionals received accredited diplomas in “Communication, Journalism and Citizen Security” from the University of Commercial Sciences Saturday, October 17.  The training included recommended measures for journalists ...
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United States Announces FAA Aviation Safety Rating for the Republic of Nicaragua

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today announced that the Republic of Nicaragua complies with International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) safety standards and has been granted a Category 1 rating.  U.S. Ambassador Laura Dogu met with the Instituto Nicaragüense de Aeronáutica Civil (INAC) at INAC offices to inform them of the positive ...
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International Day of the Girl Celebration

Good morning, everyone. Thank you for joining us here today to celebrate International Day of the Girl Child. The United States Government is committed to promote and encourage girls’ empowerment in all the development work we do. The United Nations’ theme for 2015 is “The Power of the Adolescent Girl: Vision for 2030”. This event ...
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Statement to the Press

Good afternoon everyone. Thank you for coming here today for my first press conference in Nicaragua.   It is an honor and a pleasure to be here.  I hope to have frequent and open communication with the media during my tenure as ambassador, and I look forward to seeing you often. My husband and I arrived ...
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Increase in Violent Crime in Managua

The Embassy has received reports of increasing violent crime throughout Managua occurring in both commercial and residential areas.  Armed robbery has been the violent crime most frequently reported.  The most common tactic of these robberies has been one or more individuals on a motorcycle stopping in front of individuals walking or standing in the street, ...
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Fadcanic Mass Media Campaign re-launching in Bilwi, RACN

On July 24, 2015, the Foundation for the Autonomy and Development of the Atlantic Coast of Nicaragua (FADCANIC), with the support of the U.S. Embassy’s Office of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, will launch in Puerto Cabezas the second phase of their mass media campaign titled: “Change Now, Let’s Do It!”, “Cambia ahora, Solo ...
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Celebration of the 36th Anniversary of the Sandinista Revolution of 1979 and Ongoing Demonstrations Near the Supreme Electoral Council in Managua

The U.S. Embassy in Nicaragua advises U.S. citizens residing in or traveling to Nicaragua that a celebration commemorating the 36th anniversary of the Sandinista Revolution of 1979 will be held on Sunday, July 19, 2015.  July 20 has been declared a national holiday in Nicaragua and the Embassy will be closed. Emergency consular services for ...
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Incidents at Consejo Supremo Electoral

We are concerned by the reports of violence surrounding scheduled demonstrations in front of the Consejo Supremo Electoral (CSE) in Managua. The United States supports the rights of all Nicaraguans to assemble peacefully, and freely express their views and opinions, including with respect to the importance of free, fair, and transparent elections.
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“El Repliegue” July 03, 2015

On Friday, July 03, the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN) will commemorate the 36th anniversary of “El Repliegue.”   “El Repliegue” was a tactical retreat of the FSLN from Managua to Masaya during the Nicaraguan revolution. The rally and march are scheduled to begin on Friday, July 03 in Managua and use various routes until the ...
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Fadcanic Mass Media Campaign Launch in Waspam, RACN

On July 8, 2015, the Foundation for the Autonomy and Development of the Atlantic Coast of Nicaragua (FADCANIC), with the support of the U.S. Embassy’s Office of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, will launch a second phase of the Mass Media Campaign titled: “Change Now, Let’s Do It!”, “Cambia ahora, Solo hazlo. ¡Detengamos la ...
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New Fulbrighters

A group of Nicaraguan Fulbright Scholarship recipients visited the Embassy June 17 for their pre-departure briefing.  This talented and gifted group of students will be doing Master’s degrees in U.S. universities for 2 years.  They are fantastic “ambassador” for Nicaragua and for their fields of study. They will be going to different states and we ...
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Technical Problems with Overseas Passport and Visa Systems

The Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs is currently experiencing technical problems with our overseas passport and visa systems. This issue is not specific to any particular country, citizenship document, or visa category. We apologize for the inconvenience and are working urgently to correct the problem and restore full operability. Passport applications accepted overseas ...
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Capacity Building for Community Leadership in Bilwi and Siuna

With the support of the U.S. Embassy – Managua, the Institute for Strategic Studies and Public Policy (IEEPP), in partnership with the University of the Autonomous Regions of the Nicaraguan Caribbean Coast (URACCAN), continues to strengthen local capacity for governance and community leadership in Bilwi and Siuna.  Since April 27, 2015, fifty community leaders have ...
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You’re invited: American Town Hall Meeting in Managua: July 6, 2015 – RSVP required!

The U.S. Embassy will be holding an Independence Day Town Hall meeting at the U.S. Embassy in Managua on July 6, 2015, from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM.  All U.S citizens, including children, who RSVP by June 25th are invited to attend this event hosted by Ambassador Phyllis M. Powers. Representatives from the Consular Section ...
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Possible Volcanic Activity – Volcán Concepción, Ometepe

The U.S. Embassy alerts U.S. citizens that the Nicaraguan Institute of Territorial Studies (INETER) recommends against any attempt to climb Concepción volcano in Nicaragua, due to recent increased emissions of gases and volcanic material that could pose a danger.  Due to the unpredictable nature of volcanoes, we urge U.S. citizens to avoid hiking or climbing ...
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Information on Medicare for U.S. Citizens Overseas

his message informs U.S. citizens about their Medicare benefits coverage while traveling or living overseas. U.S. citizens currently receiving Medicare benefits, or eligible to receive them, should be aware that in nearly all circumstances their coverage does not extend outside of the U.S.  Specific information on overseas coverage can be found through this official Medicare publication . Nicaraguan ...
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Dramatized Radio Series on Violence Prevention in the Caribbean Coast

The Foundation for the Autonomy and Development of the Atlantic Coast of Nicaragua (FADCANIC), with the support of the U.S. Embassy’s Office of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, recently began the second phase of a three-year grant project titled “Prevention of Youth Violence and Drug Abuse through Mass Media”. The project aims to create ...
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Volcanic Activity; Reminder about Pacific Waves: May 8, 2015

The U.S. Embassy alerts U.S. citizens of local reports of increased seismic and volcanic activity from the Telica and Concepción volcanoes in Nicaragua. The Telica volcano is approximately 82 kilometers northwest of Managua near the city of Leon.  Local press is currently reporting visible ash coming from the Telica volcano. The Concepción volcano is located ...
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Water Filter Donations

Between 20 and 22 April 2015, LTC Cris Simon and the Non-Governmental Organization Waves for Water went to rural communities in Chinandega (including Los Zorros, El Manzano and Padre Ramos) to distribute water filters and teach local residents in those communities how to use them. The filters were donated through a combined effort of the ...
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Baseball Clinics

Ambassador Powers threw out the first pitch in Managua to inaugurate the US Embassy, Fabretto, Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation and 4H leadership training for youth through sports program in Nicaragua.  The trainings took place in Managua, Somoto and Cusmapa.  The youth enjoyed learning about Quickball, a faster version of baseball that emphasizes teamwork rather than ...
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NASA Hackathon

A group of university students and other guests representing Nicaraguan universities and the private sector were dozens of the more than 12000 participants in NASA’s annual Space Apps Challenge.  The event, sponsored by UAM and the US Embassy, and held at the Centro Cultural Nicaraguense Norteamericano highlighted the importance of science for education. The International ...
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Search and Secure Training

Six officials from the United States government’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) are in Managua this week to train Nicaraguan government officials on how to search for and secure low-level radioactive materials. The team is here as part of the Radiological Security Program, which has partners in more than 100 countries and whose mission is ...
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U.S. Embassy supports youth development in Puerto Cabezas, RACN

With the support of the U.S. Embassy – Managua, the Institute for Strategic Studies and Public Policy – IEEPP, in partnership with the Nicaraguan Development Institute (INDE) Young Entrepreneurs Program, is educating and strengthening the leadership skills of 40 at-risk youth from Puerto Cabezas’s semi-urban communities.  The youth began an 8-month training program on topics ...
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Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) – April 15th is Tax day!

This message informs U.S. citizens about FATCA and provides information for tax payers while living overseas. The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) is an important development in U.S. efforts to improve tax compliance involving foreign financial assets and offshore accounts. Under FATCA, U.S. taxpayers with specified foreign financial assets that exceed certain thresholds must ...
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Safety Precautions and Service Hours During Holy Week 2015

March 31, 2015 This message advises U.S. citizens of special conditions during the Holy Week (Semana Santa) holiday this week.  Semana Santa is a religious holiday during which thousands of people leave Managua to visit beaches and other tourist sites across Nicaragua.  During Semana Santa, the Nicaraguan National Police traditionally operate checkpoints on all major roads ...
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Education Fair USA 2015

On March 20 fifteen U.S. higher education institutions visited Nicaragua to promote their academic programs for undergraduate and postgraduate studies, summer courses, English classes, and semester based exchange programs. The visiting commission highlighted their commitment to increasing international student enrollment and for furthering exchanges and alliances between Nicaraguan and U.S. universities.  Currently there are over ...
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The Embassy Hosts Regional Anti-Gang Working Group Meeting

The Embassy hosted a three day meeting to discuss anti-gang and INL programming in the region. The office of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) hosted the other members of the Regional Anti-gang Working Group from Central America and Mexico. The workshop included a visit to the Fenix Foundation, an INL partner working with ...
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Visit of His Holiness Pope Francis

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release Statement by the Press Secretary on the Visit of His Holiness Pope Francis The President and the First Lady will welcome His Holiness Pope Francis to the White House on Wednesday, September 23.  During the visit, the President and the Pope will continue the ...
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Safety Precautions and Service Hours during Holy Week 2015

This message advises U.S. citizens of special conditions during the Holy Week (Semana Santa) holiday this week.  Semana Santa is a religious holiday during which thousands of people leave Managua to visit beaches and other tourist sites across Nicaragua.  During Semana Santa, the Nicaraguan National Police traditionally operate checkpoints on all major roads and intersections.  Traffic ...
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DCM Visits Nicaragua Navy Boat Repair Facility

Marta Youth, Deputy Chief of Mission, and RADM Marvin Corrales, Chief of the Nicaraguan Navy, visited the Eduardoño boat repair facility located in Managua on February 6, 2015. The facility was recently awarded a three-year contract to refurbish up to eight 38-foot Eduardoño-type boats for the Nicaraguan Navy. The NIC Navy confiscated these boats from ...
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Business Leaders from Bilwi Engaged to Address Citizen Security

With the support of the U.S. Embassy – Managua, the U.S. NGO Project Concern International (PCI) is implementing a comprehensive program addressing education, capacity building, and community development.  As part of their POSsibilities program (Peace, Opportunity, Security), PCI partnered with the Nicaraguan Union for Corporate Social Responsibility (uniRSE) to train PCI’ staff and a group ...
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Martin Luther King Day

The Embassy partook with 140 college students of the Universidad Evangelica Nicaraguense Martin Luther King honoring the life and achievements of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., (1929–1968). The students learned of King’s activism and how his legacy is still alive today. The audience later engaged by signing “We Shall Overcome” before visiting the school ...
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Charting a New Course on Cuba

Today, the United States is taking historic steps to chart a new course in our relations with Cuba and to further engage and empower the Cuban people. We are separated by 90 miles of water, but brought together through the relationships between the two million Cubans and Americans of Cuban descent that live in the ...
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Ambassador Powers presented the Thriive Social Impact Entrepreneur of the year award

Ambassador Powers presented the Thriive Social Impact Entrepreneur of the year award. Thriive provides micro-loans to small businesses. Unlike with traditional loans, however, entrepreneurs must repay their loan through providing a social good to their community.  As a result, those loans help small businesses grow and create jobs and strengthen their communities. Since Thriive began ...
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Ambassador Powers and Fundacion Fenix Celebrate Successful Drug Prevention Campaign in Managua

U.S. Ambassador Phyllis M. Powers joined Fundacion Fenix to celebrate their drug prevention program in Managua today at an event that involved remarks by the Ambassador, awarding of certificates to participants, a tour of Fundacion Fenix’s farm, and a press conference given by the Ambassador alongside the President of Fundacion Fenix, and two youth participants. ...
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Earthquake Off Pacific Coast of Nicaragua

This message is to alert U.S. citizens residing and travelling in Nicaragua that the U.S. Geological Survey reports that an earthquake measuring 7.3 on the Richter scale struck 67 kilometers west-southwest of Jiquilillo, Nicaragua on October 13 at 9:51 p.m. The Nicaraguan Government has issued an extreme “yellow” alert for the pacific coastal region of ...
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American Citizen and Federal Benefits (Social Security) Services – By appointment ONLY

To better serve our customers, effective October 6, 2014, the American Citizen Services Unit, including the Federal Benefits Unit (Social Security), will provide all services by appointment only.  This will help provide more efficient service, minimize the time our customers have to sit in the waiting room, and eliminate unnecessary trips to the Embassy. U.S. ...
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Pathways to Prosperity Innovation Challenge Announces 12 Finalists for USD 2 Million Competition

The U.S. Department of State, in partnership with the World Environment Center (WEC), announced twelve (12) finalists of the Pathways to Prosperity Innovation Challenge today. The Challenge was created to discover existing local, high-impact solutions that empower small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Latin America and the Caribbean to advance economic development and prosperity. These ...
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