The history of the children and youth of Nicaragua

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Nicaragua Erupts With Youth Protests
By Roger Calero, Militant, 25 August 1997. University students and supporters have taken to the streets for more than two months to protest the National Assembly's May 26 decision to authorize $9 million in university budget cuts.
Highest Teen Pregnancy Rate in Central America
By Roberto Fonseca, IPS, 21 July 1998. Between 40 and 45 percent of all pregnancies involve girls 15 to 19 years old. Thousands of girls become pregnant as a result of pressure from men to prove their &#‘love’ to them. Five out of every 10 girls begin their sex lives because of love for their partners.
Child carnage in Nicaragua
Casa-Alianza, 13 July 2002. At least ninety-seven Nicaraguan children and youth under the age of 23 met violent deaths during the last eight months of 2001 according to information collected by Casa Alianza Nicaragua.