The history of poverty and income in Nicaragua

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Nicaragua's new government uses violence against poor
By Toby Mailman, via NY Transfer News Collective, 5 February 1997. Despite promises by the new government that property disputes would be settled peacefully and that the poor would have their properties legalized, police arrived at a settlement on the outskirts of Managua to violently evict 300 families.
Three Million Nicaraguans Below the Poverty Line
Nicaragua Network Hotline, 21 October 2002. Nearly two-thirds of the population lives in poverty or extreme poverty. 60% of Nicaraguans, just over three million people, cannot cover their basic life requirements. Fifty four percent of the population now live in an urban setting, with close to one quarter of all Nicaraguans in the capital.
25% Rise in Living Costs; FNT Calls for Emergency Meeting
Nicaragua Network Hotline, 7 September 2004. Recent massive rise in prices in basic goods has more than offset the 8.3% increase which was agreed by the National Minimum Wage Commission. Overall, prices have rocketed by 10%, disproportionately on the goods and services that make up the essential needs of any family.