NICARAGUA: Sudden Death in Asunci

Somoza is killed in an ambush that Nicaraguans cheer

The game was big and artillery appropriately heavy. Shortly before 10 one morning last week, Anastasio Somoza Debayle, 54, the exiled former dictator of Nicaragua, climbed into his white Mercedes-Benz 280 limousine along with his chauffeur and a business associate, and drove away from his luxurious villa in a suburb of the Paraguayan capital of Asunción. The limousine, followed by a backup car carrying three bodyguards, had traveled a mere five blocks when a Chevrolet pickup truck pulled up alongside, and unleashed a hail...

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