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Tag: Nicaragua protest

  • Friday, May 25th 2018 - 09:00 UTC

    Nicaragua peace talks collapse and clashes resume : two dead and 50 injured

    Since protests began on 18 April, 76 people have been killed and more than 800 wounded, according to a preliminary report of the IACHR

    At least two people were killed and 50 wounded as clashes flared in Nicaragua after peace talks between the government and opposition collapsed, the Red Cross and victims' relatives said on Thursday.

  • Thursday, May 17th 2018 - 08:59 UTC

    Angry Nicaraguan students call Ortega “murderer” and demand his resignation

    “This is not a forum of dialogue; this is a forum to negotiate your exit,” one student told Ortega at the start of the event, organized by Roman Catholic bishops.

    Angry Nicaraguan students taunted President Daniel Ortega with shouts of “murderer” as he spoke on Wednesday at a Catholic church-organized event aimed at negotiating a solution to weeks of deadly protests that have challenged his rule.

  • Wednesday, April 25th 2018 - 15:17 UTC

    Repression and protests in Nicaragua do not mitigate: Daniel Ortega as Nicolás Maduro?

    “Damn the soldier who points his gun to his own people” is a phrase of Simón Bolívar used by Nicaraguans and Venezuelans demonstrators. RODRIGO ARANGUA / AFP

    “Ortega and Somoza are the same thing” protesters in Nicaragua yelled last week against the government of Daniel Ortega, after the announcement of a Social Security's reform that unleashed a wave of protests marked by repression and excessive use of force by the authorities. Human rights organizations have announced that at least 30 people have died in the demonstrations, including students, police and a journalist. This surprise wave of civil protests suggests comparing the crisis in the Central American country with the lived in the Venezuela of Hugo Chávez and Nicolás Maduro for years.