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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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