Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Possible Protest in Managua on December 16, 2017

The U.S. Embassy in Nicaragua informs U.S. citizens of a possible protest expected to take place in Managua beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 16.  Protestors are expected to march from the Rotunda Universitaria to the Ministerio de Energia y Minas.  They will be demonstrating with the stated purpose of drawing attention to environmental issues.  The protest could affect traffic.

Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence. You should avoid areas of demonstrations and exercise caution if in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations.

For further information about security in Nicaragua:

  • See the State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Nicaragua Country Specific Information.
  • Enroll in the Smart Traveler-Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
  • Contact the U.S. Embassy in Nicaragua, located at Km 5 ½ C. Sur Managua, Nicaragua, at 011-505-2252-7100, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  The American Citizen Services unit is also available by email during regular business hours, 7:15 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7:15 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Friday, at ACS.Managua@state.gov .
  • 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).