Nicaragua revokes pension law that sparked violent protests

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(Worthy News) - Nicaragua's President Daniel Ortega on Sunday decided to cancel planned changes to the Central American country's pension system that have triggered violent protests.

At least 24 people have been killed in the protests since Wednesday, according to the Nicaraguan Center for Human Rights. The government puts the number of dead at 10.

Ortega said on national television after meeting with business leaders that the board of the social security system had rescinded the reform package approved last week. [ Source: Deutche Welle (Read More...) ]

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