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Future unclear for Nicaragua's political prisoners
Nicaragua: CIDH reitera su compromiso permanente con las víctimas de violaciones a derechos humanos a un año del inicio de la crisis en Nicaragua
Nicaragua government says releases hundreds of prisoners ahead of protest anniversary
Nicaragua government says releases hundreds of prisoners ahead of protest...
Strong police presence ahead of march in Nicaragua
Trump cracks down on Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela
Trump hits Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua with new sanctions
Nicaragua Government: 100s of Prisoners Released Ahead of Protest Anniversary
Affinity Technology and Adapt India sign partnership agreement to promote TITAN Intranet to Office365 customers in India
Bolton says Trump is rectifying Obama's mistakes on Venezuela, Cuba, Nicaragua
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
US sanctions target Nicaragua's Bancorp, Bolton says
President Trump cracks down on Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela
Trump Administration Cracks Down On Cuba, Nicaragua And Venezuela
US cracks down on Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela
Nicaraguan opposition says dozens arrested in banned protests
Strong police presence prevents march in Nicaragua
Trump cracks down on Cuba, Nicaragua, Venezuela with new sanctions, restrictions
One year after revolt, Ortega continues to oppress Nicaraguans
First Performance Announces New Chairman
US administration increases pressure on Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela
Police Presence Prevents March in Nicaragua 
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Nicaragua opposition defies ban to march on deadly protest anniversary
Dozens of Nicaraguans arrested in anti-government march -opposition
Nicaragua refugees: 'I don't understand why people hate us'
U.S. Announces New Sanctions Against Nicaragua
Nicaraguan opposition says dozens arrested in banned protests
US imposes new sanctions, restrictions on Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela
U.S. Takes Action Against Venezuela, Nicaragua And Cuba
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US targets Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua with new sanctions
Dozens arrested during anti-government march in Nicaragua: opposition group
Nicaragua's Crisis Continues a Year After Anti-Government Demonstrations
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Nicaragua refugees: 'I don't understand why people hate us' - BBC News
After a year of protests Nicaraguans don't want just Ortega's departure — they want a new beginning
Nicaragua protests: First anniversary march halted
Trump Administration Announces Measures Against Cuba, Venezuela And Nicaragua
A year into Nicaragua crisis: Women face 'dramatic consequences'
Freed Nicaraguan prisoner tells of torture
DVG And Phillips Announce The World Biggest Ever Oil Painting Commission With Abstract Artist Gheorghe Virtosu
Nicaraguan Man Sentenced To Over 23 Years For Running Arkansas Drug Operation Out Of Prison
'Nicaragua deserves peace,' says exiled student protest leader
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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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Current News in Nicaragua
  • Future unclear for Nicaragua's political prisoners
  • Nicaragua: CIDH reitera su compromiso permanente con las víctimas de violaciones a derechos humanos a un año del inicio de la crisis en Nicaragua
  • Nicaragua government says releases hundreds of prisoners ahead of protest anniversary
  • Nicaragua government says releases hundreds of prisoners ahead of protest...
  • Strong police presence ahead of march in Nicaragua
  • Trump cracks down on Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela
  • Trump hits Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua with new sanctions
  • Nicaragua Government: 100s of Prisoners Released Ahead of Protest Anniversary
  • Affinity Technology and Adapt India sign partnership agreement to promote TITAN Intranet to Office365 customers in India
  • Bolton says Trump is rectifying Obama's mistakes on Venezuela, Cuba, Nicaragua
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • US sanctions target Nicaragua's Bancorp, Bolton says
  • President Trump cracks down on Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela
  • Trump Administration Cracks Down On Cuba, Nicaragua And Venezuela
  • US cracks down on Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela
  • Nicaraguan opposition says dozens arrested in banned protests
  • Strong police presence prevents march in Nicaragua
  • Trump cracks down on Cuba, Nicaragua, Venezuela with new sanctions, restrictions
  • One year after revolt, Ortega continues to oppress Nicaraguans
  • First Performance Announces New Chairman
  • US administration increases pressure on Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela
  • Police Presence Prevents March in Nicaragua 
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Nicaragua opposition defies ban to march on deadly protest anniversary
  • Dozens of Nicaraguans arrested in anti-government march -opposition
  • Nicaragua refugees: 'I don't understand why people hate us'
  • U.S. Announces New Sanctions Against Nicaragua
  • Nicaraguan opposition says dozens arrested in banned protests
  • US imposes new sanctions, restrictions on Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela
  • U.S. Takes Action Against Venezuela, Nicaragua And Cuba
  • Mount Lehman Credit Union Converts to Smart Solution’s Universa Premier Digital Core Banking Suite
  • US targets Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua with new sanctions
  • Dozens arrested during anti-government march in Nicaragua: opposition group
  • Nicaragua's Crisis Continues a Year After Anti-Government Demonstrations
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Nicaragua refugees: 'I don't understand why people hate us' - BBC News
  • After a year of protests Nicaraguans don't want just Ortega's departure — they want a new beginning
  • Nicaragua protests: First anniversary march halted
  • Trump Administration Announces Measures Against Cuba, Venezuela And Nicaragua
  • A year into Nicaragua crisis: Women face 'dramatic consequences'
  • Freed Nicaraguan prisoner tells of torture
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  • Nicaraguan Man Sentenced To Over 23 Years For Running Arkansas Drug Operation Out Of Prison
  • 'Nicaragua deserves peace,' says exiled student protest leader
  • Nicaraguans use Good Friday processions to protest
  • Fleeing poverty and persecution, Nicaraguans seek better lives
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Good Friday Processions Become Protests in Nicaragua
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