• Short Summary

    Fighting has increased in Nicaragua since the government took strong action on Monday (August 28) to prevent a coup by part of the National Guard.

  • Description

    Fighting has increased in Nicaragua since the government took strong action on Monday (August 28) to prevent a coup by part of the National Guard. The worst fighting has been in Matagalpa eight miles (130 kms) north-west of the capital Managua. At least ten people have died there in pitched battles between anti-government demonstrators and loyal National Guardsman. Disclosure of the planned coup came in the midst of a national strike aimed at bringing down President Anastasio Somoza. President Somoza, whose family has ruled the Central American country for forty-five years, says he intends to defy the national strike and stay in power until elections in 1981.

    This report from Fred Francis, of the National Broadcasting Company Incorporated.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABYL6P2EFPF5AC2Q0B5UHWSQE4
    Media URN:
    VLVABYL6P2EFPF5AC2Q0B5UHWSQE4
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/08/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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