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Nicaragua protests erode pillars of support for Ortega

Tuesday, May 29, 2018


A thuggish response to weeks of protests has eroded carefully constructed pillars of support in the Church, military and business world for Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega, emboldening calls for his ouster.

More than a month after changes to the nation’s social security system triggered student-led protests, indignation at a brutal crackdown in which at least 77 people have been killed has morphed into a daily challenge to Ortega’s rule.

Source: Reuters