Government forces attack Nicaraguan city of Masaya

The so-called combined forces of the government of Daniel Ortega today began an armed offensive in the indigenous neighborhood of Monimbó, in Masaya, the city that was declared “free territory of the dictator” on June 18.

The situation led the Cardinal of Nicaragua, Leopoldo Brenes, Bishop Báez and the Apostolic Nuncio Stanislaw Waldemar Sommertag, to leave a “Day of Prayer” for the country they celebrated on Thursday to move to Masaya.

“All the Bishops of Nicaragua feel the pain. Today we are going to Masaya, we are accompanied by the apostolic nuncio, Monsignor Silvio, and some 30 priests, we are going on amission and I invite you to pray with the Blessed Sacrament, “Brenes said

In the caravan also traveled the university leader Lesther Alemán, one of the faces of the current Nicaraguan insurrection.

“Let the world know! The Government of Nicaragua is preparing with anti-riot and paramilitary forces to perpetrate another massacre in the defenseless indigenous neighborhood of Monimbó, Masaya, “Bishop Báez wrote earlier on Thursday in his social networks.

It was the second time in the last 48 hours that Báez, a critic of the Government, warned of an attack similar to Masaya, since on Tuesday he did the same and, together with Cardinal Leopoldo Brenes and other bishops, asked President Ortega to avoid the “massacre”, without being heard, which resulted in 6 dead inhabitants, according to humanitarian organizations.



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