Euronews is no longer accessible on Internet Explorer. This browser is not updated by Microsoft and does not support the last technical evolutions. We encourage you to use another browser, such as Edge, Safari, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.
BREAKING NEWS

At least 10 people dead in Nicaragua protests

 Comments
A demonstrator fires a homemade mortar towards riot police during protest
A demonstrator fires a homemade mortar towards riot police during protest -
Copyright
REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas
Euronews logo
Text size Aa Aa

At least ten people have died during clashes between police and protestors in Nicaragua. President Daniel Ortega's government introduced changes that will see an increase in worker contributions but lower pensions.There has been three days of unrest as thousands of pensioners, students and business workers took to the streets to demonstrate against the changes.

Amongst the dead is a police officer and a young protester who were shot dead in the Nicaraguan capital, Managua.The wave of protests is the biggest since Ortega came to office in 2007. The president may be willing to negotiate and "dialogue remains open" regarding the changes.