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Denver, Colorado
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I would like to visit Nicaragua soon. Friends of mine keep trying to convince me that it is dangerous to travel in Nicaragua right now because of all the unaccompanied minors fleeing to the US. They say it's the reason these kids are fleeing that make Nicaragua dangerous. I would like to hear from people actually living there currently to give me the 'boots on the ground' info.



Managua, Nicaragua
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1. Re: safety

please do a search on the site to find the weekly posts/comments regarding safety. The topic has been discussed to death, and gets posted/asked at least once a week if not more.

There are some lengthy threads discussing safety on the first page or two of these forums, that may already answer your question.

Also, the unaccompanied minors are mostly from honduras, el salvador and guatemala. The large group that made the news, was mostly made up from those countries and only a handful were from Nicaragua. In fact, the Nicaraguan government wasnt even invited to be part of the recent talks with President Obama in addressing the situation, and upcoming legislation. In fact, a recent article mentioned that Nicaragua has been recieving many immigrants recently, and has had more incoming minors than outgoing minors in the last 2 years.

Granada Nicaragua
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2. Re: safety

Safe as anyplace else, except Baltimore which is much more dangerous!

Got to use you head a bit as you do anyplace when traveling. Stay on the beaten track, with other people. Keep alert about what is going on around you (but not paranoid). No organized crime here...but a lot of snatch and grab as your camera is worth a ton to a street kid.

The kids to the States has absolutely nothing to do with nicaragua or the crime here or in other CA countries....i'd start getting my advice from someone else who reads the news.

Managua, Nicaragua
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3. Re: safety

Greetings Kathi:

The Central American children are coming from countries other than Nicaragua. The reason they are fleeing places like Guatemala and Honduras is the lack of safety they have in those places. Nicaragua does not have that problem as there is a much better security and safety situation here. Don't let your friends push their ignorant notions onto you would be my advice. And have a great vacation in Nicaragua!

Cheers, Mike @ Farmstay El Portón Verde, Managua

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