Nicaragua: Tourism industry crumbles after months of protests

Tourist operators say it will take years to regain trust with locals and foreign visitors, and that is only if the fragile calm in the country continues.


    Nicaragua's tourism industry has been decimated by months of protests and governmental crackdowns.

    The Nicaraguan National Chamber of Tourism (CANATUR) estimates that about a third of restaurants have closed.

    While at night the capital resembles a ghost town, a few Nicaraguans are now starting to visit the city’s bars and restaurants again.

    Al Jazeera's John Holman reports from Managua.


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