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In the two months since Nicaraguans began calling for President Daniel Ortega to step down, parts of the country have descended into heavy violence while peace talks have yielded little progress for an end to the crisis.
Despite the Nicaraguan government's pledge to stop the violence, protesters continue to be killed, human rights watchers say. Rights groups say police and paramilitary forces have contributed to clashes that have killed more than 200 people, while other protesters face arbitrary detentions and in some cases, disappearances. The government has reportedly agreed to allow an international taskforce to investigate the killings. Through a mediation process led by the Catholic Church, 15 protesters - mainly youths - were recently released from detention.
In this episode, we'll look at the human rights situation in Nicaragua and prospects for a resolution to the crisis. What is the way forward for the nation? Join the conversation at 1930GMT.
On this episode of The Stream, we speak with:
Manuel Rapalo, @Manuel_Rapalo
Camilo de Castro, @CamiloBelli
Human rights activist
Juan Sebastián Chamorro, @AlianzaCivicaNi
Spokesperson, Civic Alliance for Justice
Writer, Tortilla con Sal Media Collective
Nicaragua's govt accused of 'serious' human rights violations - Al Jazeera
Nicaragua: one-year-old boy among dead in fresh violence - The Guardian
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