Updated Security Message For U.S. Citizens: Protests in Managua Planned for May 10, 11 and 12

The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens that demonstrations are expected to take place in Managua in the area of the Venezuelan Embassy near the Las Sierritas Church in Santo Domingo.  There is also the possibility of counter-protestors at both events.  The demonstrations are expected to occur beginning at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 10, Thursday, May 11 and Friday, May 12.

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 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).