As shop keepers in Managua, Nicaraguan capital, gave up on the general strike and opened shutters for business.
GV Of streets scenes
Clumsy recruits training
Uniformed troops marching
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Background: 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.