Nicaraguan Protesters Confront President Ortega In Televised Debate

The Guardian: Daniel Ortega called a 'killer' as talks open with protesters on Nicaragua crisis

Dialogue between president and protesters follows a month of public unrest sparked by social security reforms in which at least 65 people have died.

Protesters berated Nicaragua’s president, Daniel Ortega, on Wednesday and demanded his removal at the start of “peace” talks designed to defuse weeks of unrest and deadly repression in which scores have been killed.

Critics chanted “Asesino!” or “Killer!” as Ortega and his vice-president and first lady, Rosario Murillo, arrived at a seminary in the capital, Managua, for the talks, which come nearly a month after public rage over social security reforms erupted into the biggest political challenge to the former Marxist revolutionary since his return to power in 2007.

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WNU editor: It is hard to stay in power after something like this. Having your wife as the Vice-President also does not help.

More News On The Growing Unrest In Nicaragua

Nicaraguan students yell 'Murderer' at Ortega, demand he resign -- Reuters
Nicaragua unrest: Protesters confront Ortega in televised debate -- BBC
Nicaragua's Ortega holds crisis talks with opposition after unrest -- AFP
Nicaraguan opposition talks with President Daniel Ortega -- Washington Post
Is Time Running Out For Ortega? Many Nicaraguans Angry With Sandinista Hero -- Sputnik
A deadly crackdown is only fueling more protests against Nicaragua’s president -- Toby Hill, VICE News

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