• Short Summary

    In Nicaragua, President Anastasio Somoza has pledged (7 December) an amnesty covering all members of the Sandinista Front, which has been fighting his government.

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    In Nicaragua, President Anastasio Somoza has pledged (7 December) an amnesty covering all members of the Sandinista Front, which has been fighting his government. President Somoza lifted the "state of siege" imposed in September and which has banned public gatherings in Nicaragua and allowed arrest without trial. The Broad Opposition Front (FAO) had demanded the lifting of the "state of siege" and total amnesty before entering into negotiations with the government for an end to the violence which has racked the country in recent months.

    SYNOPSIS: President Somoza, whose family has ruled Nicaragua for more than forty years, announced his new measures at a news conference.

    President Somoza said he wanted to enter into negotiations with the Broad Front Opposition, to meet the request made by the Organisation of American States. He added that he would do all in his power to co-operate.

    As the President, he said, it gave him great pleasure to put his personal weight behind the new measures.

    President Somoza claimed that what was now happening in Nicaragua was a further development towards the position which he, as well as his advisors were calling for. And that was to bring to Nicaragua peace and an amnesty and to solve the problem of poverty.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5FRLFLTAJJ6EOXU3KEIGQYQ9C
    Media URN:
    VLVA5FRLFLTAJJ6EOXU3KEIGQYQ9C
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/12/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:28:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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