April – June 2018 Update Summaries

Due to this blog being more public than my emails to supporters, this will be more vague, but information can be found on laprensa.com.ni , todaynicaragua.com , https://www.aljazeera.com/topics/country/nicaragua.html , and major US news sites have been having a few stories.

April 18, 2018 there were protests in Managua, Nicaragua over new social security laws that would have lowered social security while raising the taxes paying into social security. On April 22, 2018 the government cancelled moving the law into the next cycle, but protests continue to today. The protests have switched from being upset over the new law to being upset with the current government.

The government recognizes 197 deaths, while Inter-American Commission for Human Rights (IACHR) says 317, and The Nicaraguan Association for Human Rights (ANPDH) says about 450 have been killed since April.

Source of death count: https://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/las-turbas-nicaragua-pro-government-armed-groups-180726080427772.html

One Collective called a mandatory evacuation of the American staff in Mid-June. We are waiting until further notice to return. Some of the team member’s commitments are ending, so they are seeking what to do next, instead of waiting to return.

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