No first hand knowledge, but this is the alert that has been sent out. Typically if you read to much into these announcements you would never leave home. On the other hand, elections periods can turn ugly
This Public Announcement is being issued to alert U.S. citizens traveling to and residing in Nicaragua to the potential for violent demonstrations leading up to the national election in Nicaragua on November 5, 2006. This Public Announcement expires on April 18, 2007.
U.S. citizens are advised that in the run-up to Nicaragua's national elections on November 5, demonstrations and sporadic acts of violence are possible in major cities throughout the country. Protests and demonstrations can be unpredictable in time, place, and intensity. In Managua, clashes most frequently occur between the Nicaraguan National Police and university students. They can involve firing tear gas, rubber bullets and homemade explosive devices, throwing rocks, burning tires and vehicles, and blocking roads. In the past, bystanders have been injured. The potential for demonstrations and sporadic acts of violence also exists during the elections and in the immediate aftermath. (Read Full Warning)
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