Nicaraguan police take major anti-government stronghold

A pro-government supporter sits in a barricade after clashes with demonstrators in the indigenous community of Monimbo in Masaya, Nicaragua July 17, 2018. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas

MONIMBO, Nicaragua (Reuters) – Hundreds of police and supporters of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega stormed a major stronghold of anti-government protesters on Tuesday, tearing down cobblestone barricades in a symbolic blow against efforts to oust the Sandinista leader. Tuesday’s clash lasted more than four hours, pitting hooded government loyalists bearing automatic weapons against youths wielding […]

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