managua - More than 350 people have died in recent months in bloody protests in Nicaragua. Another 2100 people were injured. That is what the Nicaraguan human rights organization ANPDH has brought out on Wednesday. The government itself speaks of around fifty dead.
Since mid-April, the Central American country has been plagued by violence between demonstrators, security services and armed government supporters. The demonstrators demand the resignation of the socialist head of state Daniel van Ortega, who has been in power since 2007. Ortega is accused of an authoritarian government regime. The protests were originally the result of a planned increase in social security contributions in mid-April.