Nicaragua: Thirty Seconds over Managua

Rebels open a new front against the Sandinistas: the sky

Most residents of Managua were still asleep when the first attack began. Swooping low over the southwestern part of the Nicaraguan capital, a twin-engine Cessna dropped a bomb near the home of Foreign Minister Miguel D'Escoto, who happened to be in Panama City at a meeting of Latin American foreign ministers. The bomb missed D'Escoto's house, no one was injured and the plane flew off into the predawn darkness. A few minutes later a second Cessna appeared, over Augusto César Sandino Airport, about...

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