In Nicaragua, government troops say they have repulsed a Sandinist guerrilla attempt to seize the northwest city of Chinadega.
In Nicaragua, government troops say they have repulsed a Sandinist guerrilla attempt to seize the northwest city of Chinadega. But on Monday (4 June), fighting was reported to be continuing in southern Nicaragua near the Costa Rican border. And on Saturday (2 June), president Rodrigo Carazo of encouraging the left wing guerrilla activity.
SYNOPSIS: President Somoza made his accusations at a press conference in Managua. Speaking first in Spanish, he claimed the guerrillas were receiving sophisticated arms from Costa Rica and had recaptured a hill from government troops. The Nicaraguan head of state said president Carazo was aiding the communist movement in Nicaragua because of commitments undertaken with communists in his own country.
President Somoza also charged that an international brigade of Panamanians, Venezuelans, Colombians and Spaniards was being trained in Costa Rica to invade Nicaragua. The President then repeated his accusations in English.