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Nicaraguan Lawmakers OK Amnesty for Crimes During Protests

Lawmakers allied to Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega on Saturday approved an amnesty bill for crimes related to last year's anti-government protests, over staunch criticism from the opposition.      Critics say it would forgive abuses committed by police and pro-government civilian militias during a deadly crackdown on demonstrators who were demanding Ortega leave office.      The ruling Sandinista bloc said the law seeks...

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