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Masaya, bastion of the insurrection in Nicaragua


In Nicaragua, 212 people were killed in the unprecedented wave of protests that has been affecting the country for two months. Triggered on 18 April by a social security reform project, the grumble quickly degenerated into street combat. The protesters demand the departure of President Daniel Ortega, a former guerrilla who has been in power since 2007, after a first period in power from 1979 to 1990. To the west of the country, the city of Masaya became the epicentre of the protests.