Months of deadly unrest devastate Nicaragua's economy

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Months of deadly unrest devastate Nicaragua's economy

In this Sept 7, 2018 photo, a man walks in the empty and shuttered halls of the Oriental Market during a 24 hour national strike, in Managua, Nicaragua. In June, the country's economic activity was down 12.1 percent compared to a year earlier, according to the central bank. (AP Photo/Alfredo Zuniga)
Traffic drives past the El Convento hotel, in Leon, Nicaragua, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. When protests began in April, a foreign auto components company was meeting at the hotel when smoke from a burning university building just a block away billowed above the hotel's colonnaded courtyard. The visitors quickly cut short their event and began changing their travel plans to exit Nicaragua. (AP Photo/Alfredo Zuniga)
A woman walks past the gutted remains of Nicaragua's National University building in Leon, Nicaragua, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. The university building, a Sandinista bastion, was burned down during the protests that erupted in April, against the government of President Daniel Ortega. (AP Photo/Alfredo Zuniga)
Doves fly in front of Leon Cathedral in Leon, Nicaragua, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. Protests against the administration of President Daniel Ortega started in April and Leon, Nicaragua's second-largest city, was among the places where protests and roadblocks were most intense. (AP Photo/Alfredo Zuniga)
A coach driver takes a nap as he waits for tourists in the colonial city of Granada, Nicaragua, Monday, Sept. 10, 2018. The U.S., Canada, Spain and England, issued travel warnings urging their citizens to avoid travel to Nicaragua. (AP Photo/Alfredo Zuniga)
The colonial downtown of the city of Granada and its cathedral looks forlorn and empty for lack of tourists, in Nicaragua, Monday, Sept. 10, 2018. Nicaragua's economy has been devastated by the nearly five months of unrest sparked by cuts to social security benefits that quickly evolved into calls for President Daniel Ortega to step down. (AP Photo/Alfredo Zuniga)
A couple of foreign tourists walk on La Calzada street in the colonial city of Granada, Nicaragua, Monday, Sept. 10, 2018. Economists estimate 200,000 jobs have been shed, including as many as 70,000 in the tourism sector, which has become Nicaragua’s top source of foreign currency in the past two years. (AP Photo/Alfredo Zuniga)
A man looks out into lake Nicaragua and sunset in the colonial city of Granada, Nicaragua, Monday, Sept. 10, 2018. Nicaragua’s economy has been devastated by the nearly five months of unrest sparked by cuts to social security benefits that quickly evolved into calls for President Daniel Ortega to step down. (AP Photo/Alfredo Zuniga)
A waiter walks among the empty table of a café in down town Leon, Nicaragua, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. Nicaragua's economy has been devastated by the nearly five months of unrest and revenue at hotels and restaurants plunged 45 percent in June compared to 2017, according to Nicaragua’s central bank. (AP Photo/Alfredo Zuniga)
A few visitors look out into the Pacific Ocean from the coastal town of Poneloya, Nicaragua, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. Economists estimate that since the unrest started in April, 200,000 jobs have been shed, including as many as 70,000 in the tourism sector, which has become Nicaragua's top source of foreign currency in the past two years. (AP Photo/Alfredo Zuniga)
A few visitors visit a beachside restaurant in the coastal town of Las Peñitas, Nicaragua, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. Economists estimate that since the unrest started in April, 200,000 jobs have been shed, including as many as 70,000 in the tourism sector, which has become Nicaragua's top source of foreign currency in the past two years. (AP Photo/Alfredo Zuniga)
A man sits on the sea wall in the beach town of Ponelya, on the Pacific coast of Nicarauga, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. Nicaragua's economy has been devastated by the nearly five months of unrest sparked by cuts to social security benefits that quickly evolved into calls for President Daniel Ortega to step down. (AP Photo/Alfredo Zuniga)

Months of deadly unrest devastate Nicaragua's economy

In this Sept 7, 2018 photo, a man walks in the empty and shuttered halls of the Oriental Market during a 24 hour national strike, in Managua, Nicaragua. In June, the country's economic activity was down 12.1 percent compared to a year earlier, according to the central bank. (AP Photo/Alfredo Zuniga)
Traffic drives past the El Convento hotel, in Leon, Nicaragua, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. When protests began in April, a foreign auto components company was meeting at the hotel when smoke from a burning university building just a block away billowed above the hotel's colonnaded courtyard. The visitors quickly cut short their event and began changing their travel plans to exit Nicaragua. (AP Photo/Alfredo Zuniga)
A woman walks past the gutted remains of Nicaragua's National University building in Leon, Nicaragua, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. The university building, a Sandinista bastion, was burned down during the protests that erupted in April, against the government of President Daniel Ortega. (AP Photo/Alfredo Zuniga)
Doves fly in front of Leon Cathedral in Leon, Nicaragua, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. Protests against the administration of President Daniel Ortega started in April and Leon, Nicaragua's second-largest city, was among the places where protests and roadblocks were most intense. (AP Photo/Alfredo Zuniga)
A coach driver takes a nap as he waits for tourists in the colonial city of Granada, Nicaragua, Monday, Sept. 10, 2018. The U.S., Canada, Spain and England, issued travel warnings urging their citizens to avoid travel to Nicaragua. (AP Photo/Alfredo Zuniga)
The colonial downtown of the city of Granada and its cathedral looks forlorn and empty for lack of tourists, in Nicaragua, Monday, Sept. 10, 2018. Nicaragua's economy has been devastated by the nearly five months of unrest sparked by cuts to social security benefits that quickly evolved into calls for President Daniel Ortega to step down. (AP Photo/Alfredo Zuniga)
A couple of foreign tourists walk on La Calzada street in the colonial city of Granada, Nicaragua, Monday, Sept. 10, 2018. Economists estimate 200,000 jobs have been shed, including as many as 70,000 in the tourism sector, which has become Nicaragua’s top source of foreign currency in the past two years. (AP Photo/Alfredo Zuniga)
A man looks out into lake Nicaragua and sunset in the colonial city of Granada, Nicaragua, Monday, Sept. 10, 2018. Nicaragua’s economy has been devastated by the nearly five months of unrest sparked by cuts to social security benefits that quickly evolved into calls for President Daniel Ortega to step down. (AP Photo/Alfredo Zuniga)
A waiter walks among the empty table of a café in down town Leon, Nicaragua, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. Nicaragua's economy has been devastated by the nearly five months of unrest and revenue at hotels and restaurants plunged 45 percent in June compared to 2017, according to Nicaragua’s central bank. (AP Photo/Alfredo Zuniga)
A few visitors look out into the Pacific Ocean from the coastal town of Poneloya, Nicaragua, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. Economists estimate that since the unrest started in April, 200,000 jobs have been shed, including as many as 70,000 in the tourism sector, which has become Nicaragua's top source of foreign currency in the past two years. (AP Photo/Alfredo Zuniga)
A few visitors visit a beachside restaurant in the coastal town of Las Peñitas, Nicaragua, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. Economists estimate that since the unrest started in April, 200,000 jobs have been shed, including as many as 70,000 in the tourism sector, which has become Nicaragua's top source of foreign currency in the past two years. (AP Photo/Alfredo Zuniga)
A man sits on the sea wall in the beach town of Ponelya, on the Pacific coast of Nicarauga, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. Nicaragua's economy has been devastated by the nearly five months of unrest sparked by cuts to social security benefits that quickly evolved into calls for President Daniel Ortega to step down. (AP Photo/Alfredo Zuniga)
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