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Montevideo, September 23rd 2018 - 03:27 UTC

Tag: region's security

  • Friday, September 7th 2018 - 09:12 UTC

    United States describes Nicaragua's civil unrest a threat to the region's security

     “When human rights are denied, the violence and instability that follow spill over borders,” US ambassador Nikki Haley said, comparing Nicaragua to Venezuela

    United States declared Nicaragua’s civil unrest a threat to the region’s security, saying government repression of protests risked creating an overwhelming displacement of people akin to Venezuela or Syria. More than 300 people have been killed and 2,000 injured in crackdowns by Nicaraguan police and armed groups in protests that began in April over an abortive plan by leftist President Daniel Ortega’s government to reduce welfare benefits.