Nicaragua: An Opportunity or a Crisis?
Protests against the government of Nicaragua began Wednesday, April 18, triggered by President Ortega’s approval of a resolution that would alter the Nicaraguan Institute for Social Security (INSS). The resolution would require employees and employers to contribute more to the social security system, while retirees would receive less in pensions. In response to the violent protests, which have left at least 25 dead, President Ortega reversed the resolution. However, it remains to be seen if this action will be sufficient to end the protests, which have spread throughout the nation and are motivated by a wide array of grievances.