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Bicentennial of Independence in Central America

Press Statement Antony J. Blinken, Secretary of State September 15, 2021 On behalf of the American people, I convey regards to our Central American neighbors in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua, who today are each celebrating the 200th anniversary of their independence, initially as a united Central America. This special celebration inspires ...
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Nicaraguan Independence Day

Press Statement Antony J. Blinken, Secretary of State September 14, 2021 On behalf of the Government and people of the United States, I express solidarity with the people of Nicaragua on their 200th Independence Day. Independence Day should be a time to celebrate freedom and the historic achievement of self-government.  Sadly, today in Nicaragua the freedom for ...
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Health Alert: COVID Update (August 26, 2021)

Location: Nicaragua Event: Media report increasing COVID cases in Nicaragua and hospitals strained to capacity. The Embassy urges U.S. citizens in Nicaragua to remain vigilant and follow public health guidelines to avoid risk of infection, including: Wear a mask. Stay six feet apart. Avoid crowds and poorly ventilated spaces. Wash your hands. Get vaccinated when ...
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Health Alert: Second COVID-19 Testing Site in Managua

Location: Nicaragua Event: Second COVID-19 Testing Site in Managua As a reminder, all travelers to the United States must get tested for COVID-19 no more than 3 days before their flight departs and present the negative result to the airline before boarding. There are now two locations available for these tests within Nicaragua. On August ...
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The Lack of Prospects for Free and Fair Election in Nicaragua

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE AUGUST 7, 2021 President Daniel Ortega and Vice President Rosario Murillo’s decision on August 6 to ban the last genuine opposition party from participating in the November elections underscores their desire to remain in power at all costs. This autocratic maneuver follows the detention of seven presidential ...
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