by José Carlos Martínez
The long-awaited "national dialogue" has managed to have its impact thanks to the mediation of the Episcopal Conference. But not everything is clear. The citizens do not trust this process and have taken their own measures, causing blockages in the main roads and gradually halting the development and progress of activities.
The Salesian Youth Center of Managua is partially closed, while the parish functions still. The Don Bosco school in Masaya has completely suspended its activities. The chapel offers some celebrations. The Don Bosco school in Granada has also suspended its lessons, while the chapel continues to recite the novena to Mary Help of Christians every day.
The shutdown of activities has been implemented for security reasons, as demonstrations continue, the roads closed, and no access to public transport.
A few blocks from the "Don Bosco" school in Granada there are road closures, burning tires, barricades and mortars being fired.
Even today, dialogue continues. In the country, the bishops have invited the faithful to carry out a day of fasting and prayer for peace.
The mark that the repression has left on the population is indelible. Pain and despair are the starting points because in the midst of this uncertainty and instability there is still a dose and measure of and for hope. The voice of the people is not silenced, their faith aimed at achieving peace.