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...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!