NICARAGUA: Sandino Presents Arms

President Coolidge sent 5,000 Marines and bluejackets in 1926 to catch him. President Hoover branded him only last year as a desperado who must be exterminated. Lurking in the hills and jungles of northern Nicaragua, he and his 500 guerrillas slew 135 U. S. officers & men before President Hoover withdrew the Marines (TIME, Jan. 9). Last week Nicaragua's arch-desperado and Robin Hood, tough little General Augusto Cesar Sandino, flew down from his mystery base in the north to Managua, capital of Nicaragua, and was smartly saluted by 50 native National Guardsmen...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!