Political tensions have soared since protests against a now-aborted pension reform began on April 18 and mushroomed into general opposition to President Daniel Ortega and his government.
The violence raised tensions as representatives from civil society groups and President Daniel Ortega's government met for the second day of negotiations aimed at resolving the country's two-month-old political crisis.
The latest deaths over a 24-hour period has raised the total death toll in protests against the regime of President Daniel Ortega to 83 killed since April 18.
These deaths, confirmed by the local Red Cross, are the latest in a wave of protests against social security reforms that have rocked this Central American nation.
The riders for talks with President Daniel Ortega include police involved in the repression are fired, an independent UN-backed body is established to investigate the violence, and the talks be held in public.
Protests over pension reforms subside in the Central American country after President Daniel Ortega makes a series of concessions, including freeing dozens of arrested protesters, lifting curbs on independent media and calling for dialogue.
Thousands marched in the capital Managua following deadly protests over social security reforms during the previous days that left many dead and scores injured.
The hurricane is expected to grow fierce before it makes landfall on Thursday. Otto will bring rains which may result in "life-threatening flash floods and mud slides."
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