NICARAGUA: Marines Rescued

When 39 U.S. marines and 48 Nicaraguan constables were attacked last week at the remote town of Ocotal, by 600 armed Nicaraguans, only one eyewitness came forward with a complete and factual albeit hair-raising account. This personage, Senor Arnaldo Ramirez Abaunza, chief municipal official at Ocotal, wrote:

". . . The hour is 1 a.m. . . . I hear shouts of 'death to the Americans in the streets. . . . Six hundred or maybe 1,000 strong, the forces of General Augusto Calderon Sandino surround the...

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