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Nicaragua gunfire and home blaze breaks Ortega peace truce; eight dead
Eight dead in Nicaragua as gunfire and home blaze break truce
Feeling is Healing
Nicaragua’s government, civil groups agree to end violence, allow international probe
At least eight killed in Nicaragua unrest: police
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Nicaragua: At least 8 killed as fresh violence threatens Ortega peace truce
Violence kills 8 in Nicaragua, casting pall over peace talks
Deadly shoot-out, fire break Nicaragua truce; talks proceed
Deadly shoot-out, fire break Nicaragua truce; talks...
Nicaragua family killed in arson attack a day after ceasefire
Violence kills 8 in Nicaragua, casting pall over peace...
Violent deaths overshadow Nicaragua crisis talks
ZAGG Network pitches way to BEF 2018; becomes Silver Sponsor
Fire, Shootout Break Nicaragua Truce, Leave 8 Dead
Nicaraguan Government to Allow International Investigation on Protest Deaths
Arson attack mars Nicaragua ceasefire
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
The Observer view on Nicaragua’s critical need for a new direction
Tensions continue in Nicaragua protests
The Observer view on Nicaragua’s critical need for a new direction | Observer editorial
Father's heritage prompts Miami man to get involved in Nicaraguan politics
Deadly arson attack mars Nicaragua truce deal
Nicaragua unrest: What you should know
MHRMI Condemns the West's Portrayal of Potential Macedonia Name Change as a "Victory"
Deadly shoot-out, fire break Nicaragua truce
Nicaraguan family perishes in deadly arson attack
Nicaraguan family perishes in deadly arson attack
Opposition leader plans return to Nicaragua, where arrest awaits him
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Violence kills eight in Nicaragua, casting pall over peace talks
Heartbreaking: Nicaraguan-American girl left in tears on Father’s Day over thought of losing her undocumented dad
Brutal clashes persist amid Nicaragua national strike
Once a symbol of Somoza-era torture, Nicaragua prison holds protesters
UN rights chief mulls probe of Nicaragua violence
Barricades and Empty Streets: Nicaragua's Leader Loses Control
Venezuela Condemns Opposition Violence in Nicaragua
AMERICA/NICARAGUA - Yes to a Committee of inquiry on violence, but massacres continue
Nicaragua Unrest Prompts Flight Change Waivers
Church suspends talks to ease Nicaragua political crisis
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Western Hemisphere: Ongoing Violence in Nicaragua
Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor: Ongoing Violence in Nicaragua
Nicaraguan protests strand truckers, hit Panama economy
Nicaraguan city chooses to govern itself as crisis intensifies
UN Calls for Human Rights Commissions to Investigate Nicaragua, Venezuela
Singer Stephanie Fleming Breaks Barriers for Christian Music
Ceasefire reached in Nicaragua crisis as Church-mediated talks resume
Today
Partly Cloudy
High:96°F (36°C)
Low:76°F (25°C)
Winds:E 10 MPH (17 KPH)
Precipitation:8.4
Tomorrow
Partly Cloudy
High:95°F (35°C)
Low:76°F (25°C)
Winds:E 10 MPH (17 KPH)
Precipitation:21.1
Saturday
Clear/Sunny
High:94°F (35°C)
Low:75°F (24°C)
Winds:E 10 MPH (16 KPH)
Precipitation:22.3
Sunday
Patchy Rain
High:96°F (36°C)
Low:76°F (25°C)
Winds:ESE 8 MPH (12 KPH)
Precipitation:14.0
Monday
Patchy Rain
High:96°F (36°C)
Low:77°F (25°C)
Winds:SSE 5 MPH (8 KPH)
Precipitation:9.9
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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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Managua, Nicaragua
Current News in Nicaragua
  • Nicaragua gunfire and home blaze breaks Ortega peace truce; eight dead
  • Eight dead in Nicaragua as gunfire and home blaze break truce
  • Feeling is Healing
  • Nicaragua’s government, civil groups agree to end violence, allow international probe
  • At least eight killed in Nicaragua unrest: police
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Nicaragua: At least 8 killed as fresh violence threatens Ortega peace truce
  • Violence kills 8 in Nicaragua, casting pall over peace talks
  • Deadly shoot-out, fire break Nicaragua truce; talks proceed
  • Deadly shoot-out, fire break Nicaragua truce; talks...
  • Nicaragua family killed in arson attack a day after ceasefire
  • Violence kills 8 in Nicaragua, casting pall over peace...
  • Violent deaths overshadow Nicaragua crisis talks
  • ZAGG Network pitches way to BEF 2018; becomes Silver Sponsor
  • Fire, Shootout Break Nicaragua Truce, Leave 8 Dead
  • Nicaraguan Government to Allow International Investigation on Protest Deaths
  • Arson attack mars Nicaragua ceasefire
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • The Observer view on Nicaragua’s critical need for a new direction
  • Tensions continue in Nicaragua protests
  • The Observer view on Nicaragua’s critical need for a new direction | Observer editorial
  • Father's heritage prompts Miami man to get involved in Nicaraguan politics
  • Deadly arson attack mars Nicaragua truce deal
  • Nicaragua unrest: What you should know
  • MHRMI Condemns the West's Portrayal of Potential Macedonia Name Change as a "Victory"
  • Deadly shoot-out, fire break Nicaragua truce
  • Nicaraguan family perishes in deadly arson attack
  • Nicaraguan family perishes in deadly arson attack
  • Opposition leader plans return to Nicaragua, where arrest awaits him
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Violence kills eight in Nicaragua, casting pall over peace talks
  • Heartbreaking: Nicaraguan-American girl left in tears on Father’s Day over thought of losing her undocumented dad
  • Brutal clashes persist amid Nicaragua national strike
  • Once a symbol of Somoza-era torture, Nicaragua prison holds protesters
  • UN rights chief mulls probe of Nicaragua violence
  • Barricades and Empty Streets: Nicaragua's Leader Loses Control
  • Venezuela Condemns Opposition Violence in Nicaragua
  • AMERICA/NICARAGUA - Yes to a Committee of inquiry on violence, but massacres continue
  • Nicaragua Unrest Prompts Flight Change Waivers
  • Church suspends talks to ease Nicaragua political crisis
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Western Hemisphere: Ongoing Violence in Nicaragua
  • Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor: Ongoing Violence in Nicaragua
  • Nicaraguan protests strand truckers, hit Panama economy
  • Nicaraguan city chooses to govern itself as crisis intensifies
  • UN Calls for Human Rights Commissions to Investigate Nicaragua, Venezuela
  • Singer Stephanie Fleming Breaks Barriers for Christian Music
  • Ceasefire reached in Nicaragua crisis as Church-mediated talks resume
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Current Weather & Forecast
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29°C
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Videos
  • Vida nocturna en San Juan del Sur
  • Tour of San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua -- GoPro HD
  • San Juan Del Sur De Noche
  • San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua 2012
  • Nicaragua, a breathtaking experience!
  • Tour of San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua
  • Nicaragua's History & Culture
  • Nicaragua Tourism
Currency Exchange Rate
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