Contras'Band Exile group plays a new tune

The occasion had an artificially mysterious air about it. Two weeks ago, telephone calls were placed to journalists from New York City to Caracas urging them to dial a Miami number for information about an upcoming meeting on U.S. soil of the Fuerza Democrática Nicaragüense (F.D.N.), a coalition of Nicaraguan exile groups that are opposed to the leftist Sandinista regime in Managua. When leaders of the F.D.N. showed up at a Fort Lauderdale resort hotel last week, the conclave turned out to be about as clandestine as...

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