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MASAYA, Nicaragua (Reuters) – A nationwide strike in most of Nicaragua emptied streets on Friday as businesses shut their doors, heeding the call of civil society groups that have demanded President Daniel Ortega’s resignation after more than three months of bloody civil unrest.
The general strike followed mass protests that fanned out across the Central American nation on Thursday.
Nicaragua has been convulsed by unrest since April when its leftist president proposed reducing pension benefits to cover a social security shortfall. The plan, later dropped, provoked deadly demonstrations and led to demands for Ortega’s resignation and early elections.
Some 300 people have been killed in clashes between pro-Ortega forces and demonstrators, rights groups say, in the deadliest protests in Nicaragua since its civil war ended in 1990.