CENTRAL AMERICA: Wings over Tacho

The general sailed his flat-brimmed, Pershing-style khaki campaign hat on to a table, and sagged into a chintz-covered chair. Scowling across the parlor of his Managua, hilltop mansion, Nicaragua's Dictator Anastasio ("Tacho") Somoza grumbled: "I did everything I could to prevent what is coming, but there's no way to keep the peace in Central America. For years Nicaragua's Guardia National has stood like a Chinese wall in Central America, stopping trouble from going north and south. God knows I'm a patient man, but there is nothing I can do now. The fireworks...

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