Nicaragua (i/ˌnɪkəˈrɑːɡwəˌ-ˈræ-ˌ-ɡjuə/; Spanish:[nikaˈɾaɣwa]), officially the Republic of Nicaragua (Spanish: República de Nicaragua), is the largest country in the Central Americanisthmus. The population of Nicaragua is slightly over 6million. Nicaragua's capital, Managua, is the third-largest city in Central America. The multi-ethnic population includes indigenous peoples, Europeans, Africans, Asians, and people of Middle Eastern origin. The main language is Spanish. Native tribes on the eastern coast speak their own languages.
The Spanish Empire conquered the region in the 16th century. Nicaragua gained independence from Spain in 1821. Since its independence, Nicaragua has undergone periods of political unrest, dictatorship, and fiscal crisis—the most notable causes that led to the Nicaraguan Revolution of the 1960s and 1970s. Nicaragua is a representative democratic republic.
The mixture of cultural traditions has generated substantial diversity in art and literature, particularly the latter given the literary contributions of Nicaraguan poets and writers, including Rubén Darío, Pablo Antonio Cuadra and Ernesto Cardenal. The biological diversity, warm tropical climate and active volcanoes make Nicaragua an increasingly popular tourist destination.
It’s a recurring question among thousands of Cubans on both sides of the Florida Straits... The key question is whether this can be done even after applying under Form I-134A ... Expect frustration ... One of the preferred variations is to travel to Nicaragua using the visa-free policy and cross Central America until reaching the South American border ... .
The Biden administration issued visa restrictions Tuesday against individuals running charter flights into Nicaragua from Cuba and Haiti, making good on a promise to crack down on those facilitating an unprecedented wave of Cuban and Haitian migrants using the Central American country as a springboard to the United States.
WASHINGTON, (CMC)— The United StatesState Department is warning Haitian, Cuban, and other would-be migrants to seek out “safe and lawful pathways” to enter the North American country as it launched a new visa restriction policy targeting individuals running charter flights into Nicaragua designed primarily for irregular migrants.
Two of the alleged smugglers, or "coyotes," arrested were active members of the Salvadoran national police, the Attorney General's Office said ... Aviation authorities would not say whether the fee was designed to deter migrants, many of whom are known to use Nicaragua as a transit point because of its lax visa requirements. .
But Nicaragua is now welcoming the travelers in massive numbers, removing the requirement for visas ... The visa-free Haiti charters into Nicaragua coincide with a similar surge in African migrants using Central American airports, according to the U.N.
... southern border, which it shares with Nicaragua, at 19,412 people ... Nicaragua enacted visa-free travel for Cubans in 2021, saying that it was because many people on the island have family in Nicaragua and that it was a way to promote tourism and commerce between the two countries.
More than 260 flights departing Haiti and believed to have carried up to 31,000 migrants have landed in Nicaragua since early August as Haiti’s crisis deepens ... Experts have said that seats on charter flights to Nicaragua can range from $3,000 to $5,000, with Nicaragua a popular destination because it does not require visas for certain migrants.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti's government has banned all charter flights to Nicaragua... Experts have said that seats on charter flights to Nicaragua can range from $3,000 to $5,000, with Nicaragua a popular destination because it does not require visas for certain migrants.
The Haiti-Nicaragua flights began in August and have grown from seven flights a day to as many as 15 daily charters ... In addition to Nicaragua, which has suspended visa requirements for Haitians, Honduras is also seeing a large number of migrants cross its borders ... to nationals from Cuba, Venezuela, Haiti and Nicaragua who meet certain criteria.
Nicaragua extends a loose and inexpensive visa policy to Mauritanians and citizens of some other countries, allowing them to reach North America without using smugglers and delaying the hardship they would encounter once the air travel ended and the ground game began.
The Mexican government has announced that passengers in transit at the country’s airports will be required to issue “visitor visas.” ... In Spain, visa is not required, residence cards must clearly indicate permanent or long term on the back ... MexicanEmbassy in HavanaThere are no appointments for issuing these tourist visas.
Visa rules in Nicaragua bring Mauritanians to U.S. An influx of Mauritanians are migrating to the U.S. through a point of entry in Nicaragua, enabled by the country's immigration policy. Many find their way to Cincinnati, where a community of Mauritanians are helping new arrivals get situated. (Aug. 19) (AP Video. Patrick Orsagos). AP ... .
The majority of the migrants coming from historically atypical countries are coming from Venezuela, Cuba, Nicaragua or Haiti... One of the legal pathways is a humanitarian parole initiative that offers parole to up to 30,000 migrants a month from Venezuelan, Cuba, Haiti and Nicaragua who do not have visas.