• Dozens arrested during protests last year are freed
  • Talks with business, students and opposition aim to end crisis

The Nicaraguan government has released dozens of people arrested in last year’s crackdown on street protests, hours before government and opposition leaders were due to restart talks aimed at ending a national crisis.

Pablo Cuevas, an attorney for the Permanent Commission of Human Rights, a non-governmental organisation, said the detainees began leaving penitentiaries in the morning.

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