NICARAGUA: Calling-Card Surrender

The 112-man airborne rebellion against Nicaragua's Somoza brothers—President Luis and National Guard Commander Anastasio—fizzled toward failure last week.

The collapse was plain the first time a U.S. newsman made contact with the rebels. As TIME'S Mexico City Bureau Chief Harvey Rosenhouse walked toward a farmhouse in the jungled hills 90 miles east of Managua, he was met by Lawyer José Medina Cuadra, 30, leader of a group of 45 rebels. He and his troops, said Medina, were disheartened: "Our radio went dead. We were always short of food, and the peasants in...

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