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Nicaragua government and opposition call weekend truce

Managua - The Nicaraguan government of President Daniel Ortega and opposition groups who have been leading demonstrations demanding his ouster started a weekend truce on Saturday to allow an investigation into 63 protester deaths.

Rights body calls on Nicaragua to halt repression, protest deaths rise

Managua - The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights on Friday called for Nicaragua's government to "immediately halt the repression of protests" against President Daniel Ortega, as the death toll rose to 63.

Students leading Nicaragua protests demand transition government

Managua - Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega's time is up and he should step aside to allow a transitional government to take over, a representative of university students spearheading protests against the veteran leader told AFP.

Nicaragua's Ortega starts talks after month of unrest

Managua - Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega started talks on Wednesday with the opposition in a bid to quell a month of anti-government unrest that has seen more than 50 people killed.

Nicaragua's Ortega holds crisis talks with opposition after unrest

Managua - Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega opened talks on Wednesday with opposition groups in a bid to quell a month of anti-government unrest that has seen more than 50 people killed.

Nicaragua's Ortega to attend crisis talks with opposition

Managua - Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega will attend long-awaited crisis talks with the opposition after nearly a month of violence that left scores dead, officials said Tuesday.

Bishops to mediate Nicaragua talks after anti-Ortega demos

Managua - Nicaragua's powerful Roman Catholic bishops announced Monday they are engaging in talks to resolve a crisis that has left scores dead in the wake of a crackdown on anti-government protests in the strife-torn central American country.

Nicaraguan bishops to launch crisis talks Wednesday

Managua - Nicaragua's powerful bishops announced Monday they are engaging in talks to resolve a crisis that has left scores dead in the wake of a crackdown on anti-government protests.

Nicaraguans resist government in Masaya, old Sandinista bastion

Masaya - Over the weekend, thousands of Nicaraguans marched to the city of Masaya, a cradle of the Sandinista movement that is now a hotbed of resistance to President Daniel Ortega, the former guerrilla leader it catapulted to power four decades ago.

Nicaragua's army calls for end to violence

Managua - Nicaragua's army on Saturday called for an end to violence in the country and distanced itself from President Daniel Ortega, saying it was not repressing anyone for taking part in anti-government protests.

Nicaragua president accepts bishops' conditions for dialogue

Managua - Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega on Friday accepted conditions of the country's bishops to initiate dialogue after protests that left dozens of people dead.

Tens of thousands protest anew in Nicaragua

Managua - Tens of thousands of demonstrators took to Nicaragua's streets Wednesday, rallied by students demanding justice, democracy and the departure of President Daniel Ortega.

At least four hurt in new Nicaragua protest violence

Managua - At least four people were hurt in new protests flaring in Nicaragua, where students have led weeks of anti-government demonstrations demanding that President Daniel Ortega leave power, according to rights groups.

Nicaraguan lawmakers set up truth commission after protest deaths

Managua - Mostly pro-government lawmakers in Nicaragua on Sunday set up a truth commission to investigate the deaths of at least 45 anti-government, mostly student demonstrators, over two weeks.

Nicaragua bishops push for 'real democracy' amid protests

Managua - Nicaragua's bishops on Thursday called for dialogue to usher in "real democracy" as weeks of protests against veteran President Daniel Ortega continued, spearheaded by university students.

Six students hurt in clashes with police in Nicaragua

Managua - At least six students were hurt Thursday when Nicaraguan police and civilian supporters raided a university searching for activists calling for the ouster of President Daniel Ortega, a protest movement spokeswoman said.

Nicaraguan protesters back on streets in push for justice

Managua - Riot police blocked young Nicaraguan demonstrators who were back on the streets Wednesday to demand justice over the deaths of 43 people in anti-government unrest."Let us through! The streets belong to the people!

Thousands march to demand justice as Nicaragua protest toll hits 43

Managua - Thousands of Nicaraguans marched peacefully through the capital Managua on Saturday in a mass demonstration to demand justice following the violent suppression of a wave of protests that left 43 people dead.

Nicaragua student protesters put conditions on talks

Managua - University students at the forefront of anti-government unrest in Nicaragua on Saturday issued conditions for talks with the government of President Daniel Ortega.

The tide goes against Nicaragua's long-time leader

Managua - There was a time Nicaragua's veteran leader Daniel Ortega -- a 72-year-old former leftist rebel whose Sandinistas chased a corrupt dynasty from power -- could count unreservedly on the support of his country's poor.But no longer.
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