• Costa Rica Real Estate

One dead in new round of protests in Nicaragua

July 4, 2018

Anti-government activists hold a demonstration in Managua, Nicaragua, on July 3, 2018, demanding justice for those killed in recent protests, and the immediate resignation of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega and his wife and Vice President Rosario Murillo.

The protest in the capital took place on the same day that truckloads of police and pro-government gunmen rolled into a town in northern Nicaragua, clearing an opposition roadblock in clashes that left one person reported dead.

The new violence came as investigators from the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights began a probe into months of violence which has killed more than 200 people.

A statement from the commission said it had a mandate of six months and has been tasked with “supporting the investigations of the violent acts that have taken place in the country since April 18, in the framework of the social protests.”

The government incursion took place in La Trinidad, 125 kilometers (78 miles) north of the capital Managua. State media said a riot police officer died. Several demonstrators were wounded, human rights activists said.

Facebook Comments

You may be interested

Slothy Sunday: Counting down to the 4th annual Sloth Ironman Games
Sloth Sundays
153 views
Sloth Sundays
153 views

Slothy Sunday: Counting down to the 4th annual Sloth Ironman Games

Zara Palmer / Toucan Rescue Ranch - July 21, 2019

Did you know that there is an internationally recognized holiday all about sloths? That’s right – there is, in fact,…

Space Ticos: Astronaut Franklin Chang with Barack Obama in 2015
Newsletter
3338 views
Newsletter
3338 views

Space Ticos: Astronaut Franklin Chang with Barack Obama in 2015

The Tico Times - July 20, 2019

Saturday, July 20 marks 50 years since the Apollo 11 crew made their historic landing on the moon. To commemorate…

Updates: Health Ministry suspects 19 deaths due to adulterated alcohol
Costa Rica
5596 views
Costa Rica
5596 views

Updates: Health Ministry suspects 19 deaths due to adulterated alcohol

Alejandro Zúñiga - July 19, 2019

Costa Rica's Health Ministry last week issued an alert over liquor that has been sold to the public containing deadly…

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!