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IACHR Condemns Nicaragua for Bloody April Crackdown Against Protesters

HeadlineMay 23, 2018

In Nicaragua, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights has condemned the Nicaraguan government’s bloody crackdown against protesters last month. The commission said at least 76 people have been killed since mid-April, when mass demonstrations broke out in response to a proposed rollback of social security benefits. The protests, and the government’s bloody repression, mark the biggest crisis in leftist President Daniel Ortega’s 11 years in power.

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