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Briefing: Why violence has flared in Nicaragua
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
For years, as neighbors like Honduras and Guatemala experienced political unrest and violence, Nicaragua was a bastion of calm. In April, President Daniel Ortega proposed a social security reform that would have increased employee payments but decreased benefits. More than 100 protesters have been killed, according to the most recent tally by the local human rights organization, the Nicaraguan Center for Human Rights. read more


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