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Nicaragua in crisis: Residents torn between anger and fear

By: Rochelle FERGUSON BOUYAHI | Camille FEVRIER | Hanane SAÏDANI | Stéphanie CHEVAL
1 min

This week in Nicaragua, witnesses say police attacked protesters in the northern city of Jinotega, leaving at least three people dead. Since July 19, President Daniel Ortega has ramped up arrests against demonstrators who are calling for him to step down. Just as it seemed the protest movement was waning, the latest violence has revived tensions. Our correspondents report from Jinotega, where residents are torn between anger and fear.

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