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World Popular Resistance Clippings 26/9/2014

Guatemalan government forced to declare state of emergency following rising unrest against cement project Guatemalan president Otto Pérez Molina declared a 15-day state of emergency on 22 September in San Juan Sacatepéquez, Guatemala department. The declaration followed the death of … Continue reading

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World Popular Resistance Clippings 21/1/2014

Security stepped up ahead of CA inauguration KATHMANDU: Security forces are preparing to step up security in and around the New Baneshwor-based International Conference Centre, in view of the first meeting of the second Constituent Assembly, which will begin on … Continue reading

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World Popular Resistance Clippings 18/3/2013

‘Desertification by dams be stopped’ Imphal, March 17 2013 : A State Convention on ‘Dams, Rivers and Peoples in Manipur’ held at Imphal Hotel here today resolved to stop desertification of human settlement by construction of big dams and other … Continue reading

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Nicaraguan protests erupt over rise in power costs

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Officials in Nicaragua say rising costs for electricity have set off protests and confrontations, with some demonstrators taking over an airport. At least 20 people were injured Friday and 10 arrested, officials say. Authorities say about … Continue reading

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Gov’t intimidation quells taxi protest

The Sandinista government’s intimidation tactics to repress a taxi union protest have worked. On Sunday afternoon, the head of the taxi drivers’ union announced an end to their protest in exchange for the 40 incarcerated cabbies who were locked up … Continue reading

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Taxi protest leads to violence in Managua

Four police officers were injured—one seriously—following a violent clash Monday afternoon with protesting taxi drivers who had blocked three of the principle traffic roundabouts in Managua to demand better gas subsidies. Officer Heriberto Castro was run over and dragged underneath … Continue reading

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Will gov’t legalize paramilitary groups in Nicaragua?

December 10, 2010 A controversial Sandinista defense-bill package scheduled for vote Dec. 13 could provide a knockout punch to Nicaragua’s staggering democracy and push the country dangerously close to becoming a military-backed regime, alarmed analysts warn. The controversial series of … Continue reading

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Two Killed in Clash with Police in Nicaragua

MANAGUA – Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega said two people died in clashes between farm workers and police carrying out an arrest in the northwestern town of Chichigalpa. Three civilians and 15 police were reported injured in the confrontations that began … Continue reading

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