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An amnesty and a rebuff

The ceremony in downtown Managua's Non-Aligned Plaza was designed to herald the delivery of portentous news. As Nicaragua's political and religious leaders looked on, Sandinista Commander William Ramirez announced that the government would extend a general amnesty to all Miskito Indians accused of supporting anti-Sandinista guerrillas over the past two years. The plan will free between 300 and 700 Indians who are currently in jails, and allow the return of more than 13,000 who have fled the country. Said Junta Member Rafael Córdova Rivas: "This is yet another...

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