• Short Summary

    As shop keepers in Managua, Nicaraguan capital, gave up on the general strike and opened shutters for business.

  • Description

    As shop keepers in Managua, Nicaraguan capital, gave up on the general strike and opened shutters for business. Visnews filmed army recruits undergoing irksome drill in preparation for the "fight against the rebels".

    Every day the Nicaraguan government announces that it has finally dispersed and annihilated the rebel forces, which 'invaded' the country June 1, and very day comes news of new 'battles'.

    Government claims of victories are denied by the rebel radio, who counterclaim that they killed eighteen of President Somoza's soldiers in a recent ambush.

    President Somoza says that both Costa Rica and Venezuela are responsible for the 'uprising'. Both of these governments have expressed sympathy for the rebel cause.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5AGLE2FLMBF82RJC20CORWZQ1
    Media URN:
    VLVA5AGLE2FLMBF82RJC20CORWZQ1
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/06/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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