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Nicaragua: Ortega Vows to Reopen Talks as Opposition Demands Prisoner Release

HeadlineFeb 22, 2019

In news from Latin America, Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega has vowed to reopen talks with political opponents for the first time in seven months. The umbrella opposition group Civil Alliance for Justice said it will take part in the talks. The group said a key demand will be the release of hundreds of government critics who have been jailed over the past year. Meanwhile, a Nicaraguan farm leader who helped organize protests against Ortega last year has been sentenced to 215 years in prison. Medardo Mairena was convicted in December of terrorism, murder and organized crime.

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