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Nicaragua: Thousands Protest New Pension Plan, 4 Reported Dead

HeadlineApr 20, 2018

In Nicaragua, thousands of people took to the streets for a second straight day of protest on Thursday to denounce a new law that will decrease people’s pensions even as it requires workers and employers to contribute more money to the social security system. On Thursday, pensioners, employers and students united for the nationwide protests, which were met by riot police firing tear gas and rubber-coated steel bullets. There are reports at least four people have been killed in this week’s protests.

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