Demonstration Alert: U. S. Embassy Managua, Nicaragua (Weekend of October 13-14, 2018)

Locations:

  1. 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.
  2. Sunday, October 14– Pro-democracy march at 9:00 a.m. The announced route is Jean Paul Genie traffic circle to Metrocentro traffic circle.
  3. Sunday, October 14 – 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.

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.  100% Noticias, also known as Channel 15 or Channel 63 on cable, and Radio Corporacion offer nearly 24/7 news coverage.
  • The Embassy encourages those who fear for their safety to leave the area as quickly and safely as possible, and to consider departing from Nicaragua.
  • Please note the Department of State has issued a Travel Advisory urging U.S. citizens to reconsider travel to Nicaragua due to civil unrest, an increase in violent crime, and limited healthcare availability.

Assistance:

Although the situation in Nicaragua has not returned to normal, the Embassy continues to provide U.S. citizen services and has resumed visa processing.  Instructions for the resumption of visa processing have been posted on this webpage.  Please follow the links or call the numbers below for additional service-related information.

  • Contact the U.S. Embassy in Managua, located at Km 5 ½ C. Sur Managua, Nicaragua, by calling +505-2252-7104, 7:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 7:15 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Fridays.  The American Citizen Services unit is also available by email during regular business hours at ACS.Managua@state.gov.  For after-hours emergencies, call +505-2252-7100 and ask for the Embassy Duty Officer.
  • Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).
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