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Weekly Report - 07 March 2019 (WR-19-09)

NICARAGUA: New dialogue to resolve crisis

The government led by President Daniel Ortega and the opposition Alianza Cívica por la Justicia y la Democracia (ACJD) will embark on a fresh dialogue process to try and draw an end to a protracted political crisis. The two sides agreed upon the framework for talks this week to try and avoid a repeat of the last dialogue process which Ortega unilaterally abandoned last July. Cardinal Leopoldo Brenes, the archbishop of Managua, will decide on 8 March whether to accept a role as a national guarantor in the dialogue process along with evangelical priest Ulises Rivera.

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