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Pension cuts reversed in Nicaragua following protest violence  Pension cuts reversed in Nicaragua after 27 die in protest violence
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Twenty-seven now dead including a journalist shot dead during live coverage of demonstrations. Twenty-seven now dead including a journalist shot dead during live coverage of demonstrations.
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<strong>The proposed pension cuts which caused violence in Nicaragua <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-43860848">have now been reversed</a>.</strong>  
Days of protests in Nicaragua have resulted in violence, looting, and at least <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-43860848">twenty-seven people</a> dead, according to a human rights organisation. <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-43855090">A journalist </a>was among those killed.  <strong>Days of protests in Nicaragua have left at least <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-43860848">27 people</a> dead, according to a human rights organisation. The proposed pension cuts which caused the violence <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-43860848">have now been reversed</a>.</strong>
Riot police and troops were also deployed, and subsequently<a href="https://www.reuters.com/article/us-nicaragua-protests/nicaragua-cancels-planned-welfare-overhaul-in-bid-to-end-protests-idUSKBN1HT0V3"> accused of using excessive force</a>.  Riot police and troops were deployed against protesters, and subsequently<a href="https://www.reuters.com/article/us-nicaragua-protests/nicaragua-cancels-planned-welfare-overhaul-in-bid-to-end-protests-idUSKBN1HT0V3"> accused of using excessive force</a>.
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A <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-43855090">bullet hit Ángel Gahona</a> while he was filming a Facebook Live broadcast on damage at a bank in the town of Bluefields on the Caribbean coast of the Central American country.  <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-43855090">A journalist </a>was among those killed. A <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-43855090">bullet hit Ángel Gahona</a> while he was filming a Facebook Live broadcast on damage at a bank in the town of Bluefields on the Caribbean coast of the Central American country.
Nicaragua's president, Daniel Ortega, approved changes to welfare plans and social security <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-43855090">on April 18</a> that provoked the demonstrations. The measures would have come into effect <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-43860848">on July 1.</a> Nicaragua's president, Daniel Ortega, approved changes to welfare plans and social security <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-43855090">on April 18</a> that provoked the demonstrations. The measures would have come into effect <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-43860848">on July 1.</a>
As a result of the violence, these proposed cuts <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-43860848">were reversed yesterday</a>. But rallies and demonstrations are still ongoing, and expected to continue. As a result of the violence, these proposed cuts <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-43860848">were reversed yesterday</a>. But rallies and demonstrations are still ongoing, and expected to continue.
The U.S state department today <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-43860848">ordered relatives</a> of U.S Embassy staff to leave the country.  The Nicaraguan state department today <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-43860848">ordered relatives</a> of U.S. Embassy staff to leave the country.
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