Episcopal Conference condemns all acts of repression by armed groups close to the government. “The National Dialogue table cannot be resumed while the people continue to be denied the right to demonstrate freely and continue to be repressed and killed.”
National Police confirms 15 people killed and more than 200 wounded during the massacre yesterday in Managua and other areas of the country.
The government, through the Nicaraguan Chancellor, Denis Moncada, alleges conspiracy against him and reaffirms that the only path to peace is dialogue. The government “totally rejects all the accusations of those groups that, in an insane and unprecedented provocation in our country, conspire to denounce non-existent” attacks,” then attack and produce victims to blame the Public Order Institutions.”
The United States condemns the violent response by the Nicaraguan government to the peaceful marches of Mother’s Day in Managua and other cities of the country.
European Parliament condemns the brutal repression in the country, demands electoral reforms and credible elections, at the same time that it demands an international investigation to prosecute those responsible for the repression and deaths in protests. The proposal was approved with 536 votes in favor, 39 against and 53 abstentions.
Denis Martínez condemned the National Baseball Stadium that bears his name be occupied for the purpose of violence.
Luis Almagro, OAS Secretary General condemns the murders committed yesterday by the “repressive forces and armed groups”, expressing his solidarity with the families of the victims, but does not point out those responsible for such murders.
The Federation of Private Entities of Central America, Panama and the Dominican Republic (Fedepricap) condemns the murders committed by the Nicaraguan government and para-police and calls for “immediate cease of harassment and repression in all its forms and methods against its population.”
IACHR adopts precautionary measure to protect Monsignor Silvio José Báez.
Deputies from the Legislative Assembly of El Salvador approve issuance of pronouncement for situation of violence Nicaragua.
Civic Alliance for Justice and Democracy calls to intensify and organize the fight for university autonomy, reinforce and organize roadblocks and sit-in congregations, strengthen the centers for the collection of medicines, blood and food donations and reinforce the different expressions of solidarity.
Gabriel García Márquez Foundation for New Journalism (FNPI) calls reporters and editors from Ibero-America to look to Nicaragua and give it a fair space in its media to tell what is happening.
Fe y Alegría asks the government to stop the repression. “You are primarily responsible for stopping excesses, instigations and murders.”
Peasant refugees from yesterday in the Cathedral of Managua, today left escorted to San Benito, by representatives of the Catholic Church to prevent attacks by riot police.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and OAS communicate the resignation of Roberto Rivas as President of the Supreme Electoral Council (CSE) as “a signal towards the rebuilding of the democratic trust and harmony in the country.”
Bishop of Matagalpa, Rolando Álvarez warns that if the Catholic Church is attacked anywhere in Nicaragua, they will take the streets peacefully.
Support group Mothers of April demand that repressive instruments and paramilitary forces cease and demand that the large private companies decree the National Strike as a civic form to pressure the exit of the Ortega/Murillo government.
General strike in Waslala. The Coalition made up by the Youth Movement April 19th from Waslala, Commission of the private company, cattle breeders, Peasants and civil population communicate that, in the next days they will begin a general strike with roadblocks of the main roads of the city.
The Government of Mexico condemns the acts of violence that occurred yesterday in several cities of Nicaragua, extends its sincere condolences to the families of the victims and urges that the national dialogue be resumed.
Arias Foundation for Peace and Human Progress calls on arms supplier countries to block arms sales to Nicaragua.
The Nicaraguan Academy of Sciences and the Nicaraguan Academy of Legal and Political Sciences recommends the suspension of the payment of national and municipal taxes as a civil disobedience action.
Former Foreign Ministers of Nicaragua send a letter to Luis Almagro, Secretary General of the OAS and ask to address the country’s crisis in the General Assembly of the OAS.
José Antonio Baltodano, president of Grupo Mercon agrees on the urgency of bringing forward the elections and reiterates his confidence in the National Dialogue.