End violence – Nicaragua army:
Nicaragua’s army on Saturday called for an end to violence in the country and distanced itself from President Daniel Ortega, saying it was not repressing anyone for taking part in antigovernment protests.
Unrest against the president exploded in midApril and has been fueled by a brutal response from police. The death toll is now at least 51. “We are the same uniformed people, working for their own benefit and, as a consequence, we call for stopping the violence and actions that destabilize us,” an army statement said, expressing solidarity with the families of those who have died in the protests.
“We have no reason to repress anyone” for anti-government demonstrations, army spokesman Manuel Guevara said earlier.
“We think that dialogue is the answer,” he stressed, adding that the military rejects what he