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2018 Report on International Religious Freedom: Nicaragua

Executive Summary The constitution prohibits discrimination based on religion; provides for freedom of belief, religion, and worship; and states no one “shall be obligated by coercive measures to declare his or her ideology or beliefs.”  The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) reported “serious human rights violations in the context of social protests in Nicaragua” ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Hurricane and Typhoon Season 2019

The Embassy of the United States reminds U.S. citizens in Nicaragua that hurricane season lasts from June 1 to November 30, with peak season from mid-August to late October.  The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center predicts a near-normal hurricane season this year in the Atlantic, with a 70 percent likelihood of 9-15 named storms, 4-8 hurricanes, and 2-4 major hurricanes.  ...
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Restoring Fundamental Freedoms in Nicaragua

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson STATEMENT BY MORGAN ORTAGUS, SPOKESPERSON June 12, 2019 Restoring Fundamental Freedoms in Nicaragua The recent release of more than 100 Nicaraguan citizens who were imprisoned for exercising their fundamental freedoms means that these Nicaraguans, who have sacrificed greatly in the struggle for genuine democracy in Nicaragua, will ...
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Demonstration Alert: U. S. Embassy Managua, Nicaragua (June 11, 2019)

Location:  Managua Event: The Embassy has directed personnel to avoid the Managua Cathedral and surrounding areas due to a planned pro-democracy protest at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 11.  Strong police presence and traffic congestion is expected in the area.  Additional demonstrations may occur in Managua or elsewhere in Nicaragua with little or no notice.  Please ...
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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, ...
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