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Nicaragua unrest: Ruling party accused of land grabs

Private property owners in Nicaragua accuse the government of organising land invasions to punish adversaries.


    Nicaragua's largest private-sector organisation is accusing the ruling party of organizing land seizures all over the country; it says the government tactic is to pressure and punish suspected opponents.

    There have been three months of anti-government unrest. Up to 450 people are dead and landowners appear to be the largest target.


    Al Jazeera's Lucia Newman reports from the Nicaraguan city of Masaya.


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