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Nicaragua: General Strike Called Amid Mounting Violence Against Protests

HeadlineJun 15, 2018

In Nicaragua, leaders of a protest movement demanding the ouster of President Daniel Ortega have called a 24-hour nationwide strike. The work stoppage came as Nicaragua’s migration office said it’s seen an influx of thousands of Nicaraguans desperate to leave the country, as Ortega’s forces and pro-government vigilantes are waging a campaign of violence that’s seen at least 137 people killed since wide-scale protests began in April.

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