News Alerts

19 Aug 2019 | 08:14 AM UTC

Nicaragua: Nationwide general strike scheduled August 22-24

Nicaragua News Alert

A general strike, including rail and airport staff, will affect transportation nationwide August 22-24; confirm travel itineraries

TIMEFRAME expected from 8/19/2019, 12:00 AM until 8/25/2019, 11:59 PM (America/Managua). COUNTRY/REGION Nicaragua, Managua, Managua

Event

Several groups, including transportation staff, have called for a three-day nationwide general strike, beginning on Thursday, August 22, until Saturday, August 24. Protesters look to protest the government and call upon it to free political prisoners, among other grievances. Related protests should be expected in Managua and other urban centers during this period.

Protesters have also called on the private sector to close its businesses in protest, which may produce commercial disruptions over the three-day strike. 

Significant disruptions to business and daily activities are likely across the country in the coming days. Transportation disruptions, including bus, rail, and air, are expected. Delays and cancellations are possible in airports across the country, including at Managua International Airport (MGA). Associated protests are also possible in the coming days and weeks.  

Advice

Individuals in Nicaragua are advised to monitor developments, avoid all protests and demonstrations as a precaution, confirm travel itineraries, and seek alternative means of transportation as needed.

 

Copyright and Disclaimer
GardaWorld is the owner or licensee of all intellectual property rights in the material presented on this website. All such rights are reserved. The use of this website and its material is subject to the Terms of Use and accordingly you must not use any content from this website for commercial or other analogous purposes without our consent, including but not limited to any deep-linking or framing in order to copy, distribute, display or monitor any portion of the website. If you have any questions or are interested in distributing any content from this website, Contact us for more details.

Related news