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News Nicaragua » Leon: At Least 5 Dead In Violent Clashes In Nicaragua Over Social Security Changes

News channel or source: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/3-dead-nicaragua-clashes_us_5ada893ce4b009869bf97282
Publication date: Friday 20 April 2018

Four young protesters and a police officer were killed in increasingly violent clashes over social security cuts in Nicaragua, Associated Press reported Friday. Protests began Wednesday after a new law was signed increasing tax contributions and cutting ...

News Nicaragua » Leon: Five people die as anti-government protests spread across Nicaragua

News channel or source: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/five-people-die-as-anti-government-protests-spread-across-nicaragua/ar-AAw825C
Publication date: Friday 20 April 2018

A protester walks between burning barricades in Managua following days of deadly protests across Nicaragua. Photograph: Alfredo Zuniga/AP Violent protests have spread across Nicaragua in response to government reforms of the social security system.

News Nicaragua » Leon: Nicaragua Roiled by Protests Over Social Security Benefits

News channel or source: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/20/world/americas/nicaragua-protests-ortega.html
Publication date: Friday 20 April 2018

MEXICO CITY — Extraordinary protests against the government of President Daniel Ortega of Nicaragua extended into a third day on Friday as thousands of demonstrators took to the streets in Managua, the capital, and other cities, clashing with government ...

News Nicaragua » Leon: More protests in Nicaragua, 5 TV channels ordered off air

News channel or source: http://www.nydailynews.com/newswires/news/world/protests-nicaragua-5-tv-channels-ordered-air-article-1.3944476
Publication date: hursday 19 April 2018

MANAUA, Nicaragua (AP) — More protests and clashes broke out Thursday ... A day after the disturbances began in the capital, Managua, and in Leon, they spread to three other cities: Esteli, Masaya and Granada. At the National Agrarian University in ...

News Nicaragua » Leon: Cop Hurt by Homemade Bomb during Protests in Nicaragua

News channel or source: http://www.laht.com/article.asp?ArticleId=2455049&CategoryId=23558
Publication date: Friday 20 April 2018

MANAGUA – A policewoman was injured on Friday by a homemade bomb thrown by university students protesting changes to Nicaragua’s pension system ... The demonstrations – which started in Managua and Leon – have spread to other cities, including ...

News Nicaragua » Leon: St. Edmond students, parents participate in Nicaragua trip

News channel or source: http://www.catholicglobe.org/?p=14354
Publication date: hursday 19 April 2018

The group also toured Nicaragua: the twin volcanic island of Ometepe; a horse-drawn carriage ride in Granada; climbed to the top of a bell tower in a cathedral; toured the islands by boat; a sea turtle hatchery in Leon and hiking and sledding down an ...

News Nicaragua » Leon: Supporting community arts in Nicaragua

News channel or source: http://www.gettysburgtimes.com/life_entertainment/columns/article_3f936be4-2117-5fc6-a1e3-664ba446c9a7.html
Publication date: Wednesday 18 April 2018

One of the roles of Project Gettysburg-Leon is to help visitors to Leon, Nicaragua, to do stints of volunteering, to support local organisations. A recent visitor, Sarah, had a great time with Xuchialt Community Arts College and sent us this report.

News Nicaragua » Leon: Social Security Protest Leads to Clashes in Nicaragua

News channel or source: https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2018/04/18/world/americas/ap-lt-nicaragua-protest.html
Publication date: Wednesday 18 April 2018

The government's overhaul increases income and payroll taxes and makes changes to pensions to try to shore up Nicaragua's troubled social security system. There were similar clashes in Leon, west of Managua.

News Nicaragua » Leon: Grit in my teeth: How I flipped my board in a wild ride down a volcano in Nicaragua

News channel or source: https://www.dallasnews.com/life/travel/2018/04/05/thrills-spills-volcano-boardingin-nicaragua
Publication date: hursday 05 April 2018

And Leon is known to be hot, with temperatures usually ranging ... Dallas Morning News reporter Cassandra Jaramillo was in Nicaragua for two weeks in February for a fellowship with the International Center for Journalists. In this Collection...

News Nicaragua » Leon: Second Day of Violent Clashes due to Social Security Overhaul in Nicaragua

News channel or source: http://www.laht.com/article.asp?ArticleId=2454979&CategoryId=23558
Publication date: hursday 19 April 2018

were injured in Wednesday’s clashes in Managua and Leon, which spread to the cities of Masaya and Esteli on Thursday. The main confrontations on Thursday took place at several universities, including the National Autonomous University of Nicaragua (UNAN ...