Nicaraguan president accuses businessmen of conspiring against his government

 
Sat Nov 9th, 2019 - Nationwide
 

Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega greets to supporters during an event celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Sandinista Revolution, at Juan Pablo II square in Managua, Nicaragua July 19, 2019. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas

Nicaraguan businessmen are financing an opposition “conspiracy” against the government in the wake of the deadly 2018 protests, President Daniel Ortega claimed.

Last year’s demonstrations over planned cuts to welfare mushroomed into a popular uprising that left more than 300 people dead and 2,000 wounded, according to rights groups, after a brutal crackdown.

There are businessmen “who are still in the conspiracy, who continue to finance the conspiracy,” 73-year-old Ortega said during an event in the capital Managua on Friday.

 
 

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source: Guardian