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Fears rise in Nicaragua over new social security overhaul

Feb. 11, 2019 3:05 PM EST

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Nicaraguans revolted last April when the government announced it was raising payroll taxes and cutting retirement benefits to bolster a social security program hemorrhaging money. The unrest led authorities to quickly withdraw the measure, but as the protests boiled for months and...

Nicaragua's Ortega pushes ahead with crackdowns on dissent

Dec. 23, 2018 12:02 AM EST

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — In barely a week's time, Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega has cemented the authoritarian reputation of his government by shuttering the offices some of the few remaining resonant voices of dissent and expelling the international monitors documenting his government's alleged...