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Nicaragua pension protest turns deadly

Friday, April 20, 2018


A protester and a policeman were killed in the Nicaraguan capital Managua after demonstrations over pension reform turned violent Thursday night, officials said.

The deaths came after protests by both opponents and supporters of a new law, which increases employer and employee contributions while reducing the overall amount of pensions by 5 percent, rocked the capital for a second day.

Source: AFP and Reuters