The government of Nicaragua has continued a campaign targeting religious institutions, most notably the Catholic Church. Government forces and citizens sympathetic to the regime have routinely harassed Catholic Church clergy, with tactics including defamatory accusations, arbitrary arrests, death threats on social media and violent attacks.

Source: Demonstrators hold national flags during a march in support of the Catholic Church in Managua, REUTERS / Cabrera

Recent News

All
Press Releases
Op-Eds
Speeches
Spotlight

USCIRF Releases 2021 Annual Report with Recommendations for U.S. Policy

Washington Examiner: Washington Must Expand the List of Sanctioned Religious Freedom Violators

Today Nicaragua: U.S. Government Condemns Persecution Of Catholic Church In Nicaragua

USCIRF Releases New Report on Religious Freedom Conditions in Nicaragua

View All News

USCIRF Releases 2021 Annual Report with Recommendations for U.S. Policy

USCIRF Releases New Report on Religious Freedom Conditions in Nicaragua

View Press Releases

Washington Examiner: Washington Must Expand the List of Sanctioned Religious Freedom Violators

View Op-Eds
Sorry, no results found.
View Speeches
Sorry, no results found.
View Spotlight

Publications

Annual Report
Reports, Briefs, and Factsheets

2021 Annual Report

Nicaragua Annual Report Chapters and Translations

View Annual Report Chapters & Translations

Nicaragua Country Update

March 11, 2020

View Reports, Briefs, and Factsheets

Congressional Testimony

Congressional Testimony
Government Correspondence

Testimony of Vice Chair Maenza on Global Persecution of Christians

July 09, 2019

View Congressional Testimony
Sorry, no results found.
View Government Correspondence