Nicaraguan Bishops To Mediate New Talks After Deadly Protests

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MANAGUA – Nicaragua’s Roman Catholic bishops said on Wednesday they will mediate a new round of talks later this week between the government and civil society groups following deadly protests against President Daniel Ortega.

Anti-government protests began in mid-April after a controversial social security overhaul. The demonstrations quickly snowballed into the biggest crisis that Ortega has had to face in his 10 years as president.

At least 147 people have been killed, most of them students, according to local human rights activists.




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