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

Location:  Managua

Event:

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

Actions to Take:

  • Avoid demonstrations and leave the area immediately if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests.
  • Do not participate in demonstrations.  Foreigners, including U.S.-Nicaraguan dual nationals, risk arrest or expulsion if they participate in protests.
  • Do not attempt to drive through large groups or barricades encountered on the street.
  • Monitor local media for updates.  Radio Corporacion and Channel 10 can provide the most updated news. Online media including Confidencial, Articulo 66, and La Mesa Redonda are also useful resources.
  • Please note the Department of State has issued a Travel Advisory urging U.S. citizens to reconsider travel to Nicaragua due to civil unrest, violent crime, and limited healthcare availability.

Assistance:

Please follow the links or call the numbers below for consular assistance.