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Old 01-11-2019, 06:31 AM
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if someone asks you to put a balloon up your arse for the trip home, i would recommend to not do that!
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Old 01-11-2019, 06:41 AM
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Originally Posted by round2it View Post
Why post something like this? I would think THT would be an outstanding resource combined with the other avenues that you list. It's like getting "second" opinions from doctors and patients IMO.
I'll second this post, for instance, I'm the 3rd poster on this thread. I happen to live in the Caribbean right now, my wife is a US Foreign Service Officer (US State Department), working American Citizen Services for the Caribbean (The people who save your ass). We have close State Department friends all over central America including Nicaragua and we regularly see the problems and crimes Americans become victims of even in the tougher islands here. Not sure there is a better resource than that..
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Old 01-11-2019, 07:01 AM
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https://www.washingtonpost.com/opini...=.242b1abc4ca2


Seems colorful. The kids will enjoy it!
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Old 01-11-2019, 07:10 AM
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Nicaragua has really gone down hill since I was last there

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Old 01-11-2019, 08:21 AM
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Would you go to france with the protests going on? I wouldn’t go to paris or any other city where they are going on. But i would not hesitate to go anywhere else in the country. Same as I wouldn’t go where any of the antifa protesters are causing problems. If you go to central america and mess with hookers and drugs thats when you end up in trouble. If your kids are going to the beach then they will be fine. You would be amazed at the amount of americans and europeans in the central american countries. City versus beach life in these countries is completely different. If you believe all the scare tactics in the news i feel bad for you because you will not live. I get my info from my personal travels. I have to ask what are you affraid of happening to them? If its some crazy kidnapping murder story then you have read/seen to much bs from the media. It amazes me year after year how many more traveling women I see in nicaragua and el salvador.
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Old 01-11-2019, 08:27 AM
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Maybe there is a way you can prepay the ransom for your kids!
No , not no ,HELL NO
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Old 01-11-2019, 08:29 AM
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The CJS first question regarding international travel:

Are current residents of country in question willing to risk their lives
to get OUT of it?

If the answer is "Yes", then why would you go there?
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Old 01-11-2019, 08:32 AM
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We send techs there 2 or 3 times a year. The customer has their security people meet our guys at the airport and they stay in a hotel next to the plant. When they're done they are escorted back to the airport. They were advised not to go anywhere while there and don't. We constantly have customs problem but the customer handles those issues too.
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Old 01-11-2019, 08:35 AM
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They can always go to Hawaii and keep their money in the US, 3rd world countries are quickly losing their charm
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Old 01-11-2019, 09:15 AM
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Costa Rica felt very safe and I drove all over with no problems.

Why does she want to go to Nicaragua?

I'm regularly on cruisersforum which is mostly sailors(because I have a trawler) and they are world travelers who don't spook easily. There's been some threads about Nicaragua and piracy if that's any indication.

US travel advisory has it on the same level as Pakistan and Sudan with Mexico being a level below(level 2). Nicaragua has some nasty company @ level 3. Only places worse are war zones, Iran and North Korea.

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Old 01-11-2019, 09:36 AM
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Divorce, kids and Nicaragua is a bad combination.

afaik they are not part of the treaty to get your kids back

Google parental kidnapping Nicaragua or similar.

Safe or not doesn't matter if ex wants to stay and keep your kids there.

Correction: they are a party to the treaty but have no agreement with the USA.
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Old 01-11-2019, 10:25 AM
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Kid should stay home. Ask her to bring you back some Flora de cana.
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Old 01-11-2019, 10:46 AM
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You know it's bad when a Supreme Court Justice, former Sandanista, Communist Kool-Aid drinker is fleeing a sinking ship: 'Nicaragua is closer to “total economic chaos” and a new civil war than ever before, a supreme court judge has warned in a searing resignation letter to President Daniel Ortega.In a three-page dispatch sent to the former revolutionary icon this week, Rafael Solís accused Ortega of transforming the Central American country into “a state of terror” after an uprising against him began last April. The judge – a longtime associate of the 73-year-old Sandinista – claimed peaceful protests had been repressed “with bloodshed and fire” and heavily armed paramilitaries unleashed to sow fear."
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Old 01-11-2019, 11:10 AM
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in most of central and south america, perhaps not chile, rule of law does not seem alive. what does that mean?
well customs will want a bribe for a start.
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Old 01-11-2019, 11:23 AM
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All the negativity is comical. Doing business in a major city versus staying at a nice beach town is quite different.
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Old 01-11-2019, 11:30 AM
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Smfh
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Old 01-11-2019, 11:32 AM
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Pics only if you are into lying retards...
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Old 01-11-2019, 11:42 AM
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I use to work for a large company that did business down there. I reached out to a friend of mine who still works there. He said they have restricted all US employees from traveling there. This is a company who uses armored vehicles and takes security serious (I helped buy them a small army in panama). I would say no. Plenty of other places to try.
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Old 01-11-2019, 03:09 PM
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Originally Posted by bayrunner16 View Post
Once again, here comes the oddball report from me.

If you have been around and understand not to be a gump in a 3rd world country you will be golden.

I absolutely love Nicaragua and its people. They produce some of the finest coffee in the world to me. The USDA has spent a ton of money on coffee cupping labs throughout the country. Lots of help to bring their coffee to market.

When they find you are exporting coffee, you can usually find some retired soldiers from the Sandanista National Liberation Front that will escort you around with AK-47's. Most likely not a good idea to mention the Contras or Ronald Reagan though. They won't find the humor.

Best is to refrain from any political discussion. If one arises, avoid it and remove yourself. Immediately. Stay out of politics there.

I have been all over that country on foot, by car, taxi, hitchhiking, etc. Never a problem. Not a single one.

I am not a loud mouthed American when in foreign lands though. I respect the people and their cultures.

Last time down was for 3 weeks in late 2017.
just an FYI ....BIG difference between late 2017 and May of 2018.......
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Old 01-11-2019, 03:15 PM
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Originally Posted by BoomDraw561 View Post
Would you go to france with the protests going on? I wouldn’t go to paris or any other city where they are going on. But i would not hesitate to go anywhere else in the country. Same as I wouldn’t go where any of the antifa protesters are causing problems. If you go to central america and mess with hookers and drugs thats when you end up in trouble. If your kids are going to the beach then they will be fine. You would be amazed at the amount of americans and europeans in the central american countries. City versus beach life in these countries is completely different. If you believe all the scare tactics in the news i feel bad for you because you will not live. I get my info from my personal travels. I have to ask what are you affraid of happening to them? If its some crazy kidnapping murder story then you have read/seen to much bs from the media. It amazes me year after year how many more traveling women I see in nicaragua and el salvador.
You show me your passport stamp for El Salvador in the last 2 years and I’ll send you $50 bucks.......and YES there are a few nice places in Nicaragua but you are also one wrong turn at dusk away from an “express kidnapping” or worse......it’s kids for Christ’s sakes.....
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