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A Timeline of Nicaragua's Crisis

A Timeline of Nicaragua's Crisis

Protestors in Managua. (AP)

July 03, 2018

220. That's how many people have died in Nicaragua since protests erupted on April 18 of this year. @El_iG charts a timeline of how the crisis has unfolded:
How bad have things gotten in Nicaragua? The U.S. embassy in Managua demanded the return of five vehicles it said the army used to "violently suppress" protestors.

Updated August 2, 2018—More than three months and 350 deaths later, Nicaragua is still in turmoil after a series of clashes between government forces and protestors demanding President Daniel Ortega’s resignation. “Nobody saw this coming,” journalist John Otis told Americas Quarterly in a recent podcast episode, but Ortega’s slow decomposition of the country’s democratic institutions has led demonstrations to evolve from protests against social security reforms to demands for early elections on March 29, 2019, two and a half years ahead of schedule.

As a national dialogue tries to negotiate Nicaragua’s democratization, we chart the incidents since the uprising began on April 18 and the players involved.