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Nicaragua arrests four more opposition figures ahead of November election
Five opposition leaders detained in Nicaraguan government crackdown
Nicaraguan President Defies U.S. in Harsh Crackdown on Opposition
Nicaragua’s government has arrested a dozen opposition leaders. Their relatives don’t know where they are.
Nicaragua rounds up president’s critics in sweeping pre-election crackdown
ANÁLISIS | La democracia de Nicaragua se está desmoronando. Eso ha estado ocurriendo desde hace mucho tiempo
Syria condemns US, Western blatant interference in Nicaragua’s internal affairs
Former Nicaraguan president Enrique Bolanos dies at 93
Case Study Documents Leading Hospital Deploying Autonomous Robot to Dramatically Reduce Costs, Enhance Cleanliness
Enrique Bolaños, former Nicaragua president, dies at 93
OAS condemns Nicaragua's jailing of potential presidential rivals
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Nicaraguan bishops seek end of 'arbitrary' restrictions of citizens
OAS condemns Nicaragua’s pursuit of political opponents
Fallece expresidente de Nicaragua, Enrique Bolaños Geyer
News24.com | Former Nicaraguan president Enrique Bolanos dies at 93
Local leaders meet to discuss ongoing crisis in Nicaragua
OAS condemns Nicaragua's jailing of potential presidential rivals
26 estados de la OEA aprueban resolución «Situación en Nicaragua» y condenan arresto de líderes opositores
LA City Council Candidate, Molly Basler, Examines How Some Citizens are Only Getting the COVID Vaccine After Being Paid
Former Nicaraguan President Enrique Bolaños Geyer dies, at age 93
When 26 OAS countries condemned human rights violations in Nicaragua, Argentina was among the 5 who abstained
Nicaraguan ex-president and corruption fighter Bolanos dies at 93
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Banker arrested as Nicaragua crackdown expands
Banker arrested as Nicaragua crackdown expands
EE.UU. mostró su apoyo a la resolución de la OEA sobre Nicaragua: «Es hora de que el régimen de Ortega y Murillo cambie de rumbo»
Doral Mayor Bermudez joins Florida State Senator Ana Maria Rodriguez and Local Community Leaders in Press Conference Regarding Nicaragua
Policía Nacional de Nicaragua detiene a director de grupo financiero regional por investigación de supuestos actos contra la soberanía
OPINIÓN | En Nicaragua las peores predicciones siempre se cumplen
Know the Biograpy of DJ FARMAN - Bio, Age, Wiki, Name, Origins, YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, IMDb
A Nicaraguan banker was arrested on Election News
Nicaraguan banker arrested in widening crackdown
Veering from democracy, Nicaragua defies U.S. rebukes
Veering from democracy, Nicaragua defies U.S. rebukes
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
AMERICA/NICARAGUA - "The law is sovereign and not the will of men": the Bishops after the latest arrests of opponents
Ordenan en Nicaragua congelamiento de cuentas bancarias de 13 empresarios directivos de Funides
¿Qué está pasando en Nicaragua? Detención de opositores, elecciones cuestionadas y la reacción de organismos internacionales
Nicaragua Denies Entry to New York Times Journalist Amid Escalating Crisis
La opositora Unidad Nacional Azul y Blanco en Nicaragua denuncia un operativo policial en agencia de viajes de dos de sus miembros
Enveloping Listeners with Spiritual and Inspirational Music: Rising Artist Shake Dizzy Motivates with New Single
Nicaragua: Ordenan captura de ex ministro de Educación
Nicaraguan government pursues NGO in widening crackdown
Nicaragua issues arrest warrant for brother of writer Gioconda Belli
El gobierno de Nicaragua impide la entrada de un periodista de The New York Times
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar to Nicaraguan president: ‘You cannot oppress your people’
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Europe Travel Alert
The State Department alerts U.S. citizens to potential risks of travel to and throughout Europe following several terrorist attacks, including the March 22 attacks in Brussels claimed by ISIL.

Terrorist groups continue to plan near-term attacks throughout Europe, targeting sporting events, tourist sites, restaurants, and transportation.  This Travel Alert expires on June 20, 2016.

U.S. citizens should exercise vigilance when in public places or using mass transportation. Be aware of immediate surroundings and avoid crowded places. Exercise particular caution during religious holidays and at large festivals or events.

U.S. citizens should also: 

  • Follow the instructions of local authorities, especially in an emergency.
  • Monitor media and local information sources and factor updated information into personal travel plans and activities.
  • Be prepared for additional security screening and unexpected disruptions.
  • Stay in touch with your family members and ensure they know how to reach you in the event of an emergency.
  • Register in our Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP).

European governments continue to guard against terrorist attacks and conduct raids to disrupt plots. We work closely with our allies and will continue to share information with our European partners that will help identify and counter terrorist threats.

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Republic of Congo Travel Alert
The State Department alerts U.S. citizens residing in or traveling to The Republic of the Congo regarding the upcoming presidential elections scheduled for March 20.

U.S. citizens should maintain a high level of security awareness due to the potential for political unrest leading up to, during, and following the election period.  This Travel Alert expires on April 15, 2016.

 

Political protests and demonstrations may occur in this timeframe. Although there is no indication that U.S. citizens may be targets of violence, U.S. citizens should avoid political rallies, polling centers, demonstrations, and crowds of any kind as gatherings intended to be peaceful can turn violent.  Review your personal security plans; remain aware of your surroundings, including local events; and monitor local news stations for updates, including any changes in the election schedule.  Presidential election results are expected to be announced within a week of the election.

For more information:

  • See the State Department's travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Country Specific Information for Congo.
  • 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 Brazzaville, located at 70-83 Boulevard Denis Sassou Nguesso, Brazzaville, Congo, at +242-06-612-2000, 8.00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. from Monday - Thursday; 8.00 a.m. to 12.00 p.m. on Friday. After-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is (+242) 06-612-2010.
  • 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).
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South Pacific Tropical Cyclone Season - 2015 - 2016
The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens residing in or traveling to the South Pacific region about the ongoing threat of tropical cyclones affecting the area.

While tropical cyclones in the South Pacific may occur throughout the year, the current South Pacific Tropical Cyclone Season begins on November 1, 2015, and ends April 30, 2016.  U.S. citizens living in or traveling to the region should monitor local weather reports and take other appropriate action as needed.  This Travel Alert expires on April 30, 2016.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration recommends that people living or traveling in regions prone to tropical storms and tropical cyclones be prepared.  For further information about tropical cyclone preparedness, please visit NOAA's Tropical Cyclones Preparedness Guide.

Tropical cyclones can create dangerous and uncomfortable conditions that can prevent travel for days.  Tropical cyclones are often accompanied by damaging winds, high tides and flooding.  If you are living near or staying close to the ocean or other bodies of water, you may be at higher risk.  Landslides and mudslides are also a serious concern.  Roads can be washed out or obstructed by debris, adversely affecting access to airports and land routes out of affected areas.  In the past, many U.S. citizens were forced to delay travel (including return travel to the United States) due to infrastructure damage to airports and limited flight availability.  You should be aware that you may not be able to depart the area for 24-48 hours or longer, particularly if you are residing in or visiting a South Pacific island country where air travel service is limited. 

Be sure to check with local authorities for safety and security updates.  Reports of looting and sporadic violence in the aftermath of natural disasters have occurred.  Security personnel and medical services may not always be readily available, as weather conditions or damage to infrastructure may delay or prevent emergency assistance.

If you live in or travel to these areas during the tropical cyclone season, we recommend you obtain travel insurance to cover unexpected expenses during an emergency.  If a situation requires an evacuation from an overseas location, the U.S. Department of State may work with commercial airlines to ensure that U.S. citizens can depart as safely and efficiently as possible.  Commercial airlines are the Department's primary source of transportation in an evacuation; other means of transport are utilized only as a last resort, are often more expensive, and will provide you with fewer destination options.  U.S. law requires that any evacuation costs are your responsibility.  For those in financial need, the U.S. Department of State has the authority to provide crisis evacuation and repatriation loans on a reimbursable basis.  For more information, please visit the Emergencies Abroad page on our website.   

If you live in or are traveling to storm-prone regions, prepare for hurricanes and tropical storms by organizing a kit in a waterproof container that includes a supply of bottled water, non-perishable food items, a battery-powered or hand-crank radio, any medications taken regularly, and vital documents (especially your passport and other identification).  Emergency shelters often provide only very basic resources and may have limited medical and food supplies.  NOAA and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have additional tips on their websites.

Monitor local radio, local media, and the National Weather Service to be aware of weather developments.  Minor tropical cyclones can develop into typhoons very quickly, limiting the time available for a safe evacuation.  Inform family and friends of your whereabouts and remain in close contact with your tour operator, hotel staff, transportation providers (airlines, cruise lines, etc.), and local officials for evacuation instructions during a weather emergency.

For further information on tropical cyclone warnings in the South Pacific region, please consult the Joint Typhoon Warning Center in Honolulu the National Weather Service's Central Pacific Hurricane Center, Fiji's regional meteorological center responsible for tropical cyclone warnings in the South Pacific region, or the Government of Australia's Bureau of Meteorology.

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Granada, Nicaragua
Current News in Nicaragua
  • Nicaragua arrests four more opposition figures ahead of November election
  • Five opposition leaders detained in Nicaraguan government crackdown
  • Nicaraguan President Defies U.S. in Harsh Crackdown on Opposition
  • Nicaragua’s government has arrested a dozen opposition leaders. Their relatives don’t know where they are.
  • Nicaragua rounds up president’s critics in sweeping pre-election crackdown
  • ANÁLISIS | La democracia de Nicaragua se está desmoronando. Eso ha estado ocurriendo desde hace mucho tiempo
  • Syria condemns US, Western blatant interference in Nicaragua’s internal affairs
  • Former Nicaraguan president Enrique Bolanos dies at 93
  • Case Study Documents Leading Hospital Deploying Autonomous Robot to Dramatically Reduce Costs, Enhance Cleanliness
  • Enrique Bolaños, former Nicaragua president, dies at 93
  • OAS condemns Nicaragua's jailing of potential presidential rivals
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Nicaraguan bishops seek end of 'arbitrary' restrictions of citizens
  • OAS condemns Nicaragua’s pursuit of political opponents
  • Fallece expresidente de Nicaragua, Enrique Bolaños Geyer
  • News24.com | Former Nicaraguan president Enrique Bolanos dies at 93
  • Local leaders meet to discuss ongoing crisis in Nicaragua
  • OAS condemns Nicaragua's jailing of potential presidential rivals
  • 26 estados de la OEA aprueban resolución «Situación en Nicaragua» y condenan arresto de líderes opositores
  • LA City Council Candidate, Molly Basler, Examines How Some Citizens are Only Getting the COVID Vaccine After Being Paid
  • Former Nicaraguan President Enrique Bolaños Geyer dies, at age 93
  • When 26 OAS countries condemned human rights violations in Nicaragua, Argentina was among the 5 who abstained
  • Nicaraguan ex-president and corruption fighter Bolanos dies at 93
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Banker arrested as Nicaragua crackdown expands
  • Banker arrested as Nicaragua crackdown expands
  • EE.UU. mostró su apoyo a la resolución de la OEA sobre Nicaragua: «Es hora de que el régimen de Ortega y Murillo cambie de rumbo»
  • Doral Mayor Bermudez joins Florida State Senator Ana Maria Rodriguez and Local Community Leaders in Press Conference Regarding Nicaragua
  • Policía Nacional de Nicaragua detiene a director de grupo financiero regional por investigación de supuestos actos contra la soberanía
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  • A Nicaraguan banker was arrested on Election News
  • Nicaraguan banker arrested in widening crackdown
  • Veering from democracy, Nicaragua defies U.S. rebukes
  • Veering from democracy, Nicaragua defies U.S. rebukes
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • AMERICA/NICARAGUA - "The law is sovereign and not the will of men": the Bishops after the latest arrests of opponents
  • Ordenan en Nicaragua congelamiento de cuentas bancarias de 13 empresarios directivos de Funides
  • ¿Qué está pasando en Nicaragua? Detención de opositores, elecciones cuestionadas y la reacción de organismos internacionales
  • Nicaragua Denies Entry to New York Times Journalist Amid Escalating Crisis
  • La opositora Unidad Nacional Azul y Blanco en Nicaragua denuncia un operativo policial en agencia de viajes de dos de sus miembros
  • Enveloping Listeners with Spiritual and Inspirational Music: Rising Artist Shake Dizzy Motivates with New Single
  • Nicaragua: Ordenan captura de ex ministro de Educación
  • Nicaraguan government pursues NGO in widening crackdown
  • Nicaragua issues arrest warrant for brother of writer Gioconda Belli
  • El gobierno de Nicaragua impide la entrada de un periodista de The New York Times
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar to Nicaraguan president: ‘You cannot oppress your people’
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