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Nicaragua protest leaders call 24-hour strike to oust Daniel Ortega

Stoppage aims to hasten ‘peaceful exit’ of president and wifeHuman rights activists report 148 dead since AprilProtest leaders have stepped up their campaign to force Nicaragua’s embattled president, Daniel Ortega, from office and halt a wave of deadly repression with a 24-hour nationwide strike designed to tighten the economic screws on the one-time revolutionary hero. Student leader Valeska Valle said the stoppage – which began at midnight on Wednesday and is being led by a “civil alliance” of Ortega critics including students, religious leaders and business people – was intended...

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Published By: theguardian.com - 4 days ago