Violent political protests against President Daniel Ortega rack Nicaragua for fifth day

Anti-government protests in Nicaragua entered a fifth day on Sunday as the death toll from the violence rose and looting was reported in some areas. At least seven people had died and hundreds had been injured in riots, while a local human rights organization said it had registered 25 deaths. The protests against 72-year old President Daniel Ortega began Wednesday over his government's plans to increase worker contributions and lower pension benefits