Managua, Nicaragua, Mar 5, 2019 / 19:01 pm
The Nicaraguan bishops said Monday they have not been invited to mediate in the renewed dialogue between the government of President Daniel Ortega and the opposition Civic Alliance for Justice and Democracy.
Anti-government protests in the country began in April 2018. They resulted in more than 300 deaths, and the country's bishops mediated on-again, off-again peace talks until they broke down in June.
A new round of dialogue began Feb. 27 at the INCAE Business School in Managua.
Attending the start of the talks as witnesses and as "a gesture of good will" were Cardinal Leopoldo José Brenes Solorzano of Managua and the Apostolic Nuncio to Nicaragua, Archbishop Waldemar Stanislaw Sommertag.