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Nicaraguan opposition talks with President Daniel Ortega

Nicaraguan opposition talks with President Daniel Ortega

Managua, May 17 : President Daniel Ortega’s first formal talks with Nicaraguan opposition and civic groups since he returned to power in 2007 quickly became heated and confrontational Wednesday.

The dialogue, mediated by the Roman Catholic Church, came after more than 60 people died amid a government crackdown on demonstrations against social security cuts.

Ortega was greeted by jeers as he arrived at a seminary on the outskirts of Managua with his wife, Vice President Rosario Murillo, and a large security detail of about 500 r