NICARAGUA: A Blow at the Brothers

NICARAGUA A Blow at the Brothers

For months, two rival rebel bands have set their sights on the brothers who run Nicaragua. President Luis and General Anastasio ("Tachito") Somoza. One band was infiltrated by Communists, dominated by Fidel Castro and trained in Cuban meadows. The other, anti-Communist and wary of the Cuban group, made ready on secret training grounds in Nicaragua and Costa Rica. Last week the anti-Communists struck first with an air invasion of Nicaragua.

The first Costa Rica—based rebel C46 landed 40 men, armed with 7-mm. Mauser rifles and automatic weapons,...

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