Nicaragua: Anti-government strike leaves Managua deserted

An opposition-called general strike against Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega left the streets of Managua deserted on Friday. The 24-hour strike began at 00:00 (06:00 GMT) and was called by the opposition grouping Civic Alliance for Justice and Democracy. Large and small businesses were closed and the roads seemed to be empty after the strike kicked off. Anti-government protests have... Еще paralysed Nicaragua for nearly three months, with a death toll of at least 270 people. On Thursday, five people, including four police officers and a protester, lost their lives during an anti-Ortega protests in the southeastern municipality of Morrito.

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