Nicaragua militias attack church to get to students

Q: Armed militias loyal to Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega opened fire on a church where 200 protesting university students and others had taken refuge. Two students were killed at least 10 injured in the 15-hour siege. Where is the Central American nation of Nicaragua?

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Q: More than 300 people have been killed since April in protests against Ortega’s increasingly authoritarian regime. One of the last centers of resistance was the National Autonomous University of Nicaragua  in the capital city . . . .

A. Belmopan

B. Managua

C. San Jose

D. Tegucigalpa

Q: Ortega, 72, led a 1979 revolution against a right-wing dictator and a subsequent war against U.S.-backed rebels. The Reagan Administration obtained money to support the rebels by selling arms to what U.S. foe?

A. Cuba

B. Iraq

C. Iran

D. Russia

Q: Ortega’s first term as president from 1984 to 1990 was marked by 33,000% inflation during the Contra conflict. Nicaragua is the second poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere. What is the poorest nation in the Americas?

A. Belize

B. Bermuda

C. Cuba

D. Haiti

Q: Nicaraguans working in other countries who send money back to help their families account for 15% of the nation’s economy. Many of those emigrants are working in which nation on Nicaragua’s southern border?

A. Costa Rica

B. El Salvador

C. Honduras

D. Panama

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