Americans warned to beware of violence in Nicaragua

The US embassy in Managua warned Americans to beware after a series of attacks on US residents and visitors. They should also be careful to avoid transport protests, it added in a statement.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

The embassy said that on two occasions Americans were robbed and kidnapped on their way to Granada from the Managua airport. The assailants were dressed in police uniform, it added.

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The nine-day-old strike by bus drivers and truckers exploded into violence in which 15 police officers and 50 other people were injured.

The violence broke out when riot police moved in with tear-gas to break up a blockade by the strikers of the Pan-American Highway. Strikers fought back with stones and machetes.

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