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Nicaragua’s Foreign Agents Law Drives Nicaragua Toward Dictatorship, Silencing Independent Voices

PRESS RELEASE NED PRICE, DEPARTMENT SPOKESPERSON FEBRUARY 8, 2021 The United States is deeply concerned about the escalating crackdown by the Government of President Daniel Ortega in Nicaragua.  The regime’s actions under the so-called “Foreign Agents Law” forced the closure last week of two bastions of free expression: the Nicaragua chapter of PEN International and ...
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A Proclamation on National Black History Month, 2021

The White House February 3, 2021 This February, during Black History Month, I call on the American people to honor the history and achievements of Black Americans and to reflect on the centuries of struggle that have brought us to this time of reckoning, redemption, and hope. We have never fully lived up to the ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Availability of COVID-19 Testing (January 19, 2021)

Location: Nicaragua Event: Effective January 26, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel. Alternatively, travelers to the United States may provide documentation from a licensed health care provider of having recovered from COVID-19 in the 90 ...
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Health Alert – Department of State – Bureau of Consular Affairs (January 15, 2021)

Location: Worldwide – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director has signed an order requiring all airline passengers traveling to the United States, including U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs), to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 viral test or recovery from COVID-19. Event:  Effective January 26, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide either a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel or provide a positive test ...
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USAID PROVIDES $5 MILLION IN ADDITIONAL HUMANITARIAN AID TO HELP NICARAGUANS AFFECTED BY HURRICANES IOTA AND ETA

For Immediate Release Wednesday, December 30, 2020 Office of Press Relations press@usaid.gov The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is providing an additional $5 million in humanitarian assistance to help Nicaraguans affected by Hurricanes Iota and Eta. This brings the total U.S. humanitarian aid to respond to the storms in the ...
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