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Nicaragua Travel Warning

Issued by U.S. State Department

Oct 30, 2001

The Embassy of the United States in Managua, Nicaragua advises that Nicaraguan Presidential elections are to be held November 4, 2001. The elections are expected to be close, and the populace is polarized behind their respective candidates. There is a potential for election-related violence. The Nicaraguan police and military have been training to deal with the electoral situation and are expected to respond to any civil disturbances. Nonetheless, Americans in Nicaragua should exercise caution during this tense period of political transition. They should monitor the news media to stay abreast of developments, avoid large crowds and take alternative routes to avoid demonstrations.

Information on current conditions may be obtained from the American Embassy, Carretera Sur Km 4 1/2, Managua, Nicaragua; tel. 266-6010 (country code 505.) The Embassy's web site is available at http://usembassy.state.gov/managua. For general information on travel to Nicaragua, please consult the Department of State's latest Consular Information Sheet, available on the Bureau of Consular Affairs home page at http://travel.state.gov.

This Public Announcement expires on December 1, 2001.

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