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    JINOTEGA AREA, NICARAGUA

    After the declaration of a state of siege in five Nicaraguan provinces early in November, Sandinista militiamen have launched massive searches for counter-revolutionaries.

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    NOVEMBER 24-28:
    1. Jinotega mountain area: GV Sandinistas on patrol (2 shots) 0.18
    2. GV Troops emerge from bushland and walk across track 0.28
    3. GV Soldier stops truck at roadblock 0.43
    4. GV Soldiers lounging in shade of trees (2 shots) 0.48
    5. GV Trucks stopped at roadblock 0.52
    6. GV Small truck fords stream and is stopped by soldiers (2 shots) 1.12
    NOVEMBER 28:
    7. Three prisoners at Sandinista headquarters, sitting under trees; one of them speaks (SPANISH SOT) (2 shots) 1.39
    NOVEMBER 27:
    8. E Acuna co-operative coffee plantation: GVs soldiers and civilians, both armed, picking coffee beans (5 shots) 2.04
    9. GV Plantation workers sit around bags of coffee beans 2.09
    NOVEMBER 26:
    10. Church with funeral procession outside 2.11
    11. GV Coffin holding body of Sandinista is carried through streets in funeral procession, from the church; children carry wreaths; people chant (2 shots) 2.43
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    Background: JINOTEGA AREA, NICARAGUA

    After the declaration of a state of siege in five Nicaraguan provinces early in November, Sandinista militiamen have launched massive searches for counter-revolutionaries. Knows as "contras", they are accused of supporting followers of the late dictator, Antonio Somoza, who was overthrown in 1979. Jinotega is one of the area sunder special surveillance. Roadblocks are a common sight throughout the area; locals are stopped and questioned by the Sandinistas, whose government is at its lowest ebb in popularity. The Sandinista raids and roadblocks have uncovered insurgents and their supporters including three who were held at Sandinista headquarters in Jinotega recently. The Nicaraguan economy is in ruins and in an effort to keep coffee exports at a healthy level, the government has encouraged troops to work on coffee plantations. Typical is the E Acuna co-operative plantation where troops and civilian workers, many of them armed, work side by side. The right-wing opponents to the Sandinista rule, many of whom strike from neighbouring Honduras, have inflicted casualties on the Nicaraguan troops. here, near a church in Jinotega, a funeral procession winds through a small town, carrying the body of a young Sandinista, one of the hundreds of people killed since the Sandinista rebellion overthrew Somoza.

    Source: REUTERS - MICHELE TAVERNA

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2BUOGTN0DJRDICC5H6BGX1GAC
    Media URN:
    VLVA2BUOGTN0DJRDICC5H6BGX1GAC
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/11/1982
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:44:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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