Flag of Nicaragua


Nicaragua, officially the Republic of Nicaragua, is the largest country in Central America, bordered by Honduras to the north, the Caribbean to the east, Costa Rica to the south, and the Pacific Ocean to the west. Managua is the country's capital and largest city.


Our standard dataset contains 480 entities connected with Nicaragua. This may include sanctioned entities, politically-exposed persons (PEPs), and their close associates, or entities involved in criminal activity.

Data sources

We are currently not including any data published by authorities or organizations based in Nicaragua. See our global list of data sources and our criteria for selecting datasets.

Politically-exposed persons (PEPs)

Our database contains 145 entities identified as PEPs connected with Nicaragua.

National government positions

Number of known occupants
Head of state or governmentCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Vice President1--
National executive branchesCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Minister of Defense1--
Minister of Education, Culture, & Sports1--
Minister of Energy & Mines1--
Minister of Environment & Natural Resources1--
Minister of Family1--
Minister of Finance & Public Credit1--
Minister of Foreign Affairs121
Minister of Government1--
Minister of Health131
Minister of Industry, Development, & Commerce1--
Minister of Interior1--
Minister of Labor1--
Minister of Tourism1--
Minister of Transportation & Infrastructure1--
Minister of Women1--
Secretary of the Presidency1--
National legislative branchCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Member of the National Assembly--90
Central banking and financial integrityCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Governor of the Central Bank of Nicaragua--1
President, Central Bank1--
Diplomatic rolesCurrentEndedStatus unclear
ambassador of France to Nicaragua-1-
ambassador of Germany to Nicaragua-4-
ambassador of Japan to Nicaragua--1
ambassador of Romania to Nicaragua-1-
ambassador of Spain to Nicaragua-51
ambassador of the Republic of China to Nicaragua--1
ambassador of the United Kingdom to Nicaragua-31
Ambassador to the US1--
Permanent Representative to the UN, New York1--

Subnational government positions

No positions for this category

Other positions

Number of known occupants
PositionCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Member of the National Assembly of Nicaragua--10
Vice President of Nicaragua-32
Revolucionario Nicaragüense-12
Minister of Education of Nicaragua-11
Attorney General1--
Attorney General of Nicaragua--1

What do these numbers mean?

We keep track both if political positions and the individuals who occupy those positions over time. Of course, a person can hold a position for multiple terms, and multiple people can occupy the same position at the same time (e.g. members of parliament).

If a person previously held a position, and currently holds the same position, they are only counted once and recorded under Current. If it is unclear from the source whether they have left the position, they will be counted under Unclear.

How can status be unclear?

Some of the data sources we rely on indicate both past and present holders of political offices. In those cases, a lack of a precise end date for a person's occupancy of a position can mean that we don't know whether they currently hold the position or not. Read more...