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Church leaders threatened amid violence in Nicaragua

Demonstrators in Managua, Nicaragua, stood behind a barricade during clashes with police May 30. Nicaragua’s bishops issued an urgent statement May 31 calling for an end to police and paramilitary attacks on protestors.

MEXICO CITY — The Jesuits' Central America province has warned that the rector of Jesuit-run University of Central America in Managua, Nicaragua, has received death threats for his participation in a national dialogue convened by the country's Catholic bishops to reach a peaceful end to weeks of unrest and government repression of protesters.

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