Schools and universities have been closed for weeks, and the Nicaraguan Center for Human Rights raised the death toll to 161 but other human rights organizations still have a lower figure of 148 deaths.
No formal plan was reached as Daniel Ortega requested a “period of reflection” to consider the bishops’ proposal, which was not made public.
On Saturday, accusations of fraud and corruption to keep Daniel Ortega in power pressured the chief of the Supreme Electoral Council, Roberto Rivas, to resign.
Ask yourself if you are really standing with the oppressed when many of the ones inspired by this struggle are the historical oppressors.
Led primarily by students, protests broke out last week in response to a government-backed pension reform.
The U.S. Department of State called for calm in Nicaragua and condemned the use of “excessive force” against protesters.