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 in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations, to include but not limited to, near government buildings and major intersections or roundabouts.  Also, please monitor local media reports for additional information.

During past election cycles, there were widespread demonstrations and political rallies all over Managua.  Violence also escalated in rural communities.  Confrontations between the largest political parties erupted along main thoroughfares and locked down Managua for brief periods.

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The U.S. Embassy in Managua is located at Km 5 ½ C. Sur Managua, Nicaragua.  The U.S. Embassy in Managua can be reached 24/7 at 011-505-2252-7100.  For emergencies (deaths, arrests, etc.) after hours, U.S. citizens can call this phone number and ask for the Embassy Duty Officer.  The American Citizen Services unit is also available by email during regular business hours at ACS.Managua@state.gov

General information regarding consular services is available by calling 011-505-2252-7104.  Routine services such as passports and notarial services require an appointment; you can schedule an appointment online.

For the latest security information, Americans traveling abroad should regularly monitor the U.S. Embassy’s website and the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs’ website, where the current Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Country Specific Information can be found.  The U.S. Embassy also encourages U.S. citizens to review “A Safe Trip Abroad“, which includes valuable security information for those both living and traveling abroad.  In addition to information on the Internet, travelers may obtain up-to-date information on security conditions by calling 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the U.S. and Canada, or outside the U.S. and Canada on a regular toll line at 1-202-501-4444.

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