I was planning a trip to Nicaragua to go see Ometepe island this June, but the recent demonstrations and violence have me reconsidering. I called Copa about cancelling and getting my fares refunded, but they said they will not refund the money because they are still operating in and out of Managua. The U.S. State Department has issued a travel advisory warning Americans to not travel to Nicaragua. My friend there has given me first hand account of the danger and difficulty, and the Washington Post has an article today about the violence and danger. How can I give this information to Copa, and get them to reconsider their stance on refunds? When I bought the fares on their website, travel insurance was not offered.