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Young anti-Ortega rebels participate in a caravan in support of the city of Masaya which has been under attack by police and pro-Ortega paramilitary groups. Nicaraguans are in discontent with the repression and killings of citizens by the police force and pro-Ortega paramilitary groups as they continue to rally against the Ortega regime demanding the ousting of president Daniel Ortega as well as vice-president and First Lady Rosario Murillo.

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Young anti-Ortega rebels participate in a caravan in support of the city of Masaya which has been under attack by police and pro-Ortega paramilitary groups. Nicaraguans are in discontent with the repression and killings of citizens by the police force and pro-Ortega paramilitary groups as they continue to rally against the Ortega regime demanding the ousting of president Daniel Ortega as well as vice-president and First Lady Rosario Murillo.

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The Washington Post


NICARAGUA LOST TO THE POLITICAL VIOLENCE


Text by Siobhán O'Grady


When Gerald Jose Vasquez Lopez joined the student protest in Nicaragua early this year, he assured his mother, Susana, that she shouldn't worry.


He was fighting for Nicaragua so the country could be free, he told her. Lopez, 20, said he'd be home soon, when the protest would be over.


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Pictures of Gerald Jose Vasquez Lopez, 20 yrs old as a child along with other memorabilia and spent bullet shells have been place on top of his coffin at his wake, he was killed during the standoff at the National Autonomous University of Nicaragua - UNAN which was attacked by the National Police and pro-Ortega paramilitaries. Gerald was studying a technical in construction at the UNAN, student rebels had been occupying the university campus for more than two months and were target of constant attacks by pro-government groups and police. 

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Pictures of Gerald Jose Vasquez Lopez, 20 yrs old as a child along with other memorabilia and spent bullet shells have been place on top of his coffin at his wake, he was killed during the standoff at the National Autonomous University of Nicaragua - UNAN which was attacked by the National Police and pro-Ortega paramilitaries. Gerald was studying a technical in construction at the UNAN, student rebels had been occupying the university campus for more than two months and were target of constant attacks by pro-government groups and police. 

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Anti-Ortega rebels participate in a caravan in support of the city of Masaya which has been under attack by police and pro-Ortega paramilitary groups. Nicaraguans are in discontent with the repression and killings of citizens by the police force and pro-Ortega paramilitary groups. 

(Photo by Juan Carlos for The Washington Post)

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Anti-Ortega rebels participate in a caravan in support of the city of Masaya which has been under attack by police and pro-Ortega paramilitary groups. Nicaraguans are in discontent with the repression and killings of citizens by the police force and pro-Ortega paramilitary groups. 

(Photo by Juan Carlos for The Washington Post)

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Old political graffiti for Daniel Ortega's last presidential campaign on a light pole in the highway which connects Managua and Masaya. 

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Old political graffiti for Daniel Ortega's last presidential campaign on a light pole in the highway which connects Managua and Masaya. 

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A student rebel who goes by the pseudonym of "El Viejo" was injured during the attack on the National Autonomous University of Nicaragua - UNAN by the National Police and pro-Ortega paramilitaries in Managua. Student rebels had been occupying the university campus for more than two months and were target of constant attacks by pro-government groups and police.
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A student rebel who goes by the pseudonym of "El Viejo" was injured during the attack on the National Autonomous University of Nicaragua - UNAN by the National Police and pro-Ortega paramilitaries in Managua. Student rebels had been occupying the university campus for more than two months and were target of constant attacks by pro-government groups and police.
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Susana Lopez mother of Gerald Jose Vasquez Lopez, 20 yrs old, weeps over his death, he was the older of 5 children, he was killed during the standoff at the National Autonomous University of Nicaragua - UNAN which was attacked by the National Police and pro-Ortega paramilitaries. Gerald was studying a technical in construction at the UNAN, student rebels had been occupying the university campus for more than two months and were target of constant attacks by pro-government groups and police. The students are protesting and showing civil disobedience in discontent with the current government and demand the ousting of president Daniel Ortega as well as vice-president and First Lady Rosario Murillo.

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Susana Lopez mother of Gerald Jose Vasquez Lopez, 20 yrs old, weeps over his death, he was the older of 5 children, he was killed during the standoff at the National Autonomous University of Nicaragua - UNAN which was attacked by the National Police and pro-Ortega paramilitaries. Gerald was studying a technical in construction at the UNAN, student rebels had been occupying the university campus for more than two months and were target of constant attacks by pro-government groups and police. The students are protesting and showing civil disobedience in discontent with the current government and demand the ousting of president Daniel Ortega as well as vice-president and First Lady Rosario Murillo.

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Susana Lopez mother of Gerald Jose Vasquez Lopez, 20 yrs old, weeps over his death as she holds the blood stained sky mask he was wearing when he was assassinated, he was the older of 5 children and killed during the standoff at the National Autonomous University of Nicaragua - UNAN which was attacked by the National Police and pro-Ortega paramilitaries.

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Susana Lopez mother of Gerald Jose Vasquez Lopez, 20 yrs old, weeps over his death as she holds the blood stained sky mask he was wearing when he was assassinated, he was the older of 5 children and killed during the standoff at the National Autonomous University of Nicaragua - UNAN which was attacked by the National Police and pro-Ortega paramilitaries.

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Susana Lopez mother of Gerald Jose Vasquez Lopez, 20 yrs old, weeps as she shows residue of blood from the ski mask he was wearing when he was assassinate.

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Susana Lopez mother of Gerald Jose Vasquez Lopez, 20 yrs old, weeps as she shows residue of blood from the ski mask he was wearing when he was assassinate.

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Paola arranges the spent bullet shells on top of the coffin of her brother Gerald Jose Vasquez Lopez, 20 yrs old, he was killed during the standoff at the National Autonomous University of Nicaragua - UNAN

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Paola arranges the spent bullet shells on top of the coffin of her brother Gerald Jose Vasquez Lopez, 20 yrs old, he was killed during the standoff at the National Autonomous University of Nicaragua - UNAN

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A picture of Gerald Jose Vasquez Lopez, 20 yrs old as a child along with other memorabilia and spent bullet shells have been place on top of his coffin at his wake.

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A picture of Gerald Jose Vasquez Lopez, 20 yrs old as a child along with other memorabilia and spent bullet shells have been place on top of his coffin at his wake.

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The wake of Francisco Jose Flores, 19 yrs old, who was killed, he was killed during the standoff at the National Autonomous University of Nicaragua - UNAN which was attacked by the National Police and pro-Ortega paramilitaries. 

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The wake of Francisco Jose Flores, 19 yrs old, who was killed, he was killed during the standoff at the National Autonomous University of Nicaragua - UNAN which was attacked by the National Police and pro-Ortega paramilitaries. 

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