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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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