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Nicaraguan Juvenile-Justice System Comes Under Scrutiny

LADB Article ID: 078240
Category/Department: Nicaragua
Date: Thursday, July 7, 2011
By: Benjamin Witte-Lebhar

The recent stabbing death of a university student in Managua has ignited a fierce nationwide debate regarding Nicaragua’s juvenile-crime laws. Critics say underage criminals hide behind the Código de la Niñez y Adolescencia to get away—literall...

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