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Police and protesters battle over Nicaragua gas prices

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Four police officers were injured—one seriously—following a violent clash Monday afternoon with protesting taxi drivers who had blocked three of the principle traffic roundabouts in Managua to demand better gas subsidies.

Taxi drivers started the week the same way they ended last week: with street protests over gas subsidies and demands that the government regulate the circulation of motorcycle taxis.

At $5.3 per gallon, Nicaragua has the highest gas prices in all of Central America, even with an alleged sweetheart oil deal from Venezuela.

Source: Nicaragua Dispatch