NICARAGUA: Courting the Sandinistas

After a year in power, Somoza's foes still show moderation

"We are together, your enemies are our enemies, your friends are ours, and if you suffer aggression, we will fight on your side." With that message of revolutionary solidarity, Yasser Arafat last week opened the new mission of the Palestine Liberation Organization in the Nicaraguan capital of Managua. By giving the P.L.O. its first diplomatic representation in Central America, the Sandinistas were in a sense repaying Arafat for having supported their struggle against former Nicaraguan Dictator Anastasio Somoza. Throughout the weeklong celebrations...

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