Alumni Reunion of the Certificate in Leadership and Political Management (CLPM) program

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador to Nicaragua, Laura F. Dogu Managua, March 23, 2018 Good morning.  Last week I gave a speech at an event titled “The Way towards 2030 Starts Today.”  In my speech, I asked about the Nicaragua that you want to see in 2030.  In my opinion, you are the young leaders, who ...
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Opening of REN Forum

Remarks by Ambassador Laura F. Dogu Managua, March 8, 2017 Thank you for inviting me to celebrate International Women’s Day. Nicaragua needs empowered women in positions of leadership. This is what the Red de Empresarias de Nicaragua is all about. As you lead, you will likely encounter unconscious bias and sexism. This refers to prejudices ...
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Lions Club of Leon

Remarks by Ambassador Dogu Leon, February 12, 2017 Estoy muy contenta de estar aquí nuevamente. Debido a que hay personas que no hablan español, voy a hablar en los dos idiomas. I am very happy to be here today. Because there are people here who only speak English or Spanish, I will speak in both ...
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Opening Ceremony Nicaragua Technology Summit 2017

Remarks by Ambassador Dogu Managua, January 21, 2017 Welcome all to the Nicaragua Technology Summit 2017. This summit is an exciting and unique platform and addresses a crucial topic. To advance, we all must embrace technology. I look forward to hearing from a distinguished lineup of speakers and panelists, both from the United States, Nicaragua, ...
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Intensive Access English Language Camp Closing Ceremony

Remarks by Ambassador December 19, 2016 Good morning special guests, Access camp counselors from Nicaragua and from the United States, teachers and staff, and Access students. Welcome to the closing ceremony of the seventh edition of the English Access Camp in Nicaragua. I’d like to thank all the different organizations and individuals who supported this ...
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Subgrant Signing Ceremony for USAID’s PrevenSida Project on World AIDS Day

Remarks by Ambassador Laura F. Dogu December 1, 2016, Managua Good morning. 35 years ago the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the United States reported the first case of HIV in the world. Today we celebrate World AIDS Day in a context of a better answer to combat the disease. However, stigma and ...
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Lunch with Nicaraguan Women Entrepreneur Network

Remarks by Ambassador Managua, November 18, 2016 I am honored to speak to you today, and pleased that you have welcomed me back for a second year to celebrate Women’s Entrepreneurship Day with you.  I am so impressed by your dedication, determination, and persistence to build your businesses, create new opportunities, and realize your potential ...
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Election Night at the CCNN

Remarks by Ambassador Laura F. Dogu Managua, November 8, 2016 Good afternoon everyone. I’m very pleased to be here with you all on U.S. Election Day! U.S. presidential elections only come once every four years and it is always an exciting time for U.S. democracy. The American democratic process is one of the most transparent ...
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Entrepreneurship Night

Remarks by Ambassador Laura F. Dogu Managua, July 29, 2016 The word entrepreneur comes from French and its original meaning was akin to “adventurer.” Entrepreneurs truly are adventurers, explorers building products and services never before seen, creating new companies in uncertain environments, and pushing the boundaries of what we thought possible. There is often little ...
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VI Access English Microscholarship, Managua Program Graduation

Remarks by Ambassador Laura F. Dogu July 15, 2016 – 10:00am Centro Cultural Nicaragüense Norteamericano Que alegría estar aquí con ustedes en este día tan especial. Es un honor estar con estos estudiantes sobresalientes, los docentes, y la institución anfitriona del programa Access, y muy especialmente con las familias de estos estudiantes. He estado en ...
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240th Anniversary of the Independence of the United States

Remarks by Ambassador Laura F. Dogu Managua, July 30, 2016 Good evening. Thank you for joining us tonight to celebrate the 240th anniversary of the United States.  I want to especially thank all of our sponsors, and the Managua municipal band for welcoming us in tonight!  We generally celebrate the Fourth of July with baseball ...
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English for Journalists Program’s Third Graduation

Discurso de la Embajadora Laura F. Dogu Managua, 9 de febrero del 2016 Felicidades graduados. Y felicitaciones también a los familiares y amigos de los graduandos, quienes han trabajado tan arduamente para culminar este entrenamiento. Como ellos han estado estudiando inglés, espero que no les importe que cambie de idioma por un rato. It is ...
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Thriive Awards Reception

Remarks by Ambassador Laura F. Dogu Managua, February 4, 2016 We are so grateful for the opportunity to help sponsor this event with Thriive in honor of the social entrepreneurs and innovators here in Nicaragua. And while tonight we will especially recognize one person who has provided a particularly meaningful and innovative impact to Nicaraguan ...
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Closing of NicaTESOL Conference

Good afternoon all. Thank you Chris and Franklin for the introduction, and congratulations to you all for another successful  NicaTESOL. It seems that NicaTESOL, through the efforts of ANPI and a group of committed volunteers, grows stronger each year. Congratulations also to you all on the ANPI election that you went through yesterday.  It is ...
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Food Safety Congress

Managua, December 10, 2015 Good morning. I am pleased to see our countries work together to improve Nicaragua’s competiveness and its economy as part of our commitment to assist Nicaragua engage in the global economy and benefit from the CAFTA-DR trade agreement. The purpose of this workshop is to address the recent rules of the ...
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Denton Flight Donation

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador to Nicaragua, Laura F. Dogu Managua, December 5, 2015 I am very proud to witness the generous donation from the organization, Wisconsin-Nicaragua Partners. These seven ambulances are the result of the collection of funds that U.S. citizens attained in their communities for the acquisition of these vehicles and the coordinated effort ...
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CHOP IX Signing Ceremony

I am delighted to be here today to sign, together with Fr. Idiáquez, the ninth agreement for the College Horizons Outreach Program in Nicaragua. This week is International Education Week and I can think of no better way to mark this occasion than by celebrating our joint commitment to preparing underserved Nicaraguans for higher education. ...
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Young Entrepreneurs and Leaders Congress

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador to Nicaragua, Laura F. Dogu Managua, November 16, 2015 Good afternoon entrepreneurs, friends and honored invitees. It is my pleasure to be here today at this important event. It is always invigorating to be surrounded by young people full of enthusiasm, creativity, and positive energy. I have been looking forward to ...
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Cacao Forum

In my first month in Nicaragua, I have met with many political leaders, business executives, educators, and civil society groups.  They have told me about Nicaragua’s challenges and opportunities for development.  But I have been looking forward especially to being with this audience today and having the opportunity to share my thoughts and learn from ...
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Subgrants Signing Ceremony for the USAID/PrevenSida Projects

It is a pleasure for me to be here with you today to learn about the great work achieved by civil society organizations working with key populations on HIV/AIDS and to participate in the signing of the Sixth Round of Grants. For the past five years, civil society organizations in Nicaragua have received financial support ...
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Statement to the Press

Good afternoon everyone. Thank you for coming here today for my first press conference in Nicaragua.   It is an honor and a pleasure to be here.  I hope to have frequent and open communication with the media during my tenure as ambassador, and I look forward to seeing you often. My husband and I arrived ...
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