Catholic bishops on Saturday secured the release of dozens of Nicaraguan student protesters trapped overnight inside in a church under a hail of gunfire from armed pro-government supporters, who killed at least one person inside, a human rights group said.
After a week of political protest in Nicaragua, at least 38 people — and possibly over 60 — are dead. President Daniel Ortega, whose government once seemed unshakable, has emerged weakened in the face of protesters demanding his ouster.
In Nicaragua, abortion is illegal, even if a woman's life is at risk. But some abortion rights advocates claim the government is quietly turning a blind eye to certain abortions, including in the case of women infected with the Zika virus.
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