Foreign News: Gunboats to Nicaragua

The U. S. gunboat Galveston steamed through the Panama Canal last week turned northward and cast anchor in the Nicaraguan harbor of Bluefields. Simultaneously the U. S. gunboat Tulsa anchored off Corinto on the opposite (Pacific) coast of Nicaragua. Thus U. S. cannon faced each other across the 200 mile extreme width of a nation with which the U. S. is at peace. Several hundred U. S. marines were landed with fighting equipment at Bluefields.

Why?

To date the U, S, has not recognized the regime of General Emiliano Chamorro who forced the Nicaraguan...

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