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More Violence in Nicaragua. Bishops Pull Out of Peace Talks with Ortega

The pressure on President Daniel Ortega to resign is increasing as Catholic Bishops pulled out of peace talks after the police opened fire on protesters in the capital of Managua. Tens of thousands took to the streets Wednesday to protest against Ortega's government in what they called the Mother's Day March because it was led by the mothers of those that had been killed in earlier protests. 11 people were killed and 79 wounded.

Via The Guardian:

Senior members of Nicaragua’s Catholic church began mediating peace talks between Ortega and the student-led protesters on 16 May, with protesters using the dialogue to berate their unpopular president and their first lady, Rosario Murillo, as asesinos (murderers).

However, in a statement on Thursday, members of the Episcopal Conference of Nicaragua said those talks could not continue while “inhuman violence which destroys the lives of the innocent” continued.

The latest eruption of violence came just days after Amnesty International released a report accusing Nicaragua’s government of unleashing a deliberate campaign of deadly repression designed to snuff out the revolt.


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