At least 10 businesses, located in central streets of the city of Masaya, remain closed, the owners having taken the decision not to reopen due to the insecurity that the city is living, the constant arrests and the patrol of armed civilians throughout the day.
Ciudad de Las Flores street in Masaya
Among the closed retailers are pharmacies, pizzerias, food shops, bars and paint stores, most of these looted in previous months by hooded criminals, who destroyed the infrastructure and took away all merchandise.
Don Augusto Amador, who has had a small restaurant for 5 years, expressed his fear of returning to work again, due to the danger he and his workers can face due to the constant illegal detentions.
“Opening again I think it would be a failure