MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) – Nicaraguan government says it is ready to negotiate controversial social security reforms that sparked protests and deadly clashes this week.
Vice President, First Lady and government spokeswoman Rosario Murillo have been killed in the riots. She calls the protests "cruel."
Dozens of others were injured or arrested in the chaos in various cities of the Central American nation.
Murillo said late Friday that the government of President Daniel Ortega is responding to calls for a dialogue between Roman Catholic Cardinal Leopoldo Brenes and the private sector.
She added that social security reforms "are not completed proposals, but (rather) we are ready to discuss them."
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