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Political tensions in Nicaragua

On July 8, riot police in Managua, Nicaragua, clashed with protesters demanding fair elections in 2016. Protesters pushed against a line of riot police, and police responding by beating demonstrators and also journalists.

Advice

Travellers should be aware of political tensions that are ongoing leading up to 2016 elections. There is a weekly protest in Managua outside the electoral council against the ruling Sandinista National Liberation Front to demand a change in elections rules. To minimize safety risk, always avoid large public gatherings and protests. In some countries, it is illegal for foreigners to participate in demonstrations.

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