Nicaragua unrest: Business owners put pressure on government

Mercado Oriental is the largest open-air market in Central America, it generates hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue, and taxes, every year.

    Business owners in Nicaragua's capital are calling for a national strike to pressure the government to end its violent crackdown on protesters.

    They are threatening to withhold taxes until the government has committed to putting an end to the violence.

    Nearly 130 people have been killed in the crackdown since demonstrations began in April.

     

    Al Jazeera's Manuel Rapalo reports from Managua.


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    The shocking story of Israel's disappeared babies

    The shocking story of Israel's disappeared babies

    New information has come to light about thousands of mostly Yemeni children believed to have been abducted in the 1950s.

    Stories from the sex trade

    Stories from the sex trade

    Dutch sex workers, pimps and johns share their stories.

    Inside the world of India's booming fertility industry

    Inside the world of India's booming fertility industry

    As the stigma associated with being childless persists, some elderly women in India risk it all to become mothers.