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Nicaragua Schools Closed On Monday Due To Protests

The closure of schools could be indefinite said the ministry of public education

 

The government of Nicaragua announced that schools will be closed on Monday, , due to the wave of protests in the country and that has caused the death of about 27 people.

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Salvador Vanegas, adviser to the Ministry of Education (MINED) in Nicaragua, on Sunday announced the decision through official media. The official explained that classes in the public system of Nicaragua are suspended until further notice. The decision, he added, is taken to guarantee the safety of the students.

Violence erupted across Nicaragua last Wednesday, due to protests against the reforms to the Nicaraguan pension regimen that would see increases in contributions and a reduction in benefits.

Following days of clashes between those against and in favor of the reforms and police, Sunday the situation turned ugly when looting of supermarkets, central markets, and other businesses.

On Sunday, Nicaragua President Daniel Ortega announced the revocation of the reforms approved by the INSS board on April 16 and called business leaders and workers to dialogue, starting with a clean slate.

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Nicaragua’s public education system has 1.7 million students, according to official figures.

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