Nora and the Dog

Nora Astorga seemed perfectly cast as the Mata Hari of the Sandinista revolution, and she played the game of seduction and betrayal with deadly ease. First, she caught the roving eye of General Reynaldo ("the Dog") Pérez Vega, second ranking officer in Nicaragua's notorious National Guard. Then, one night in March 1978, Astorga lured the smitten general to her home. After sending his bodyguard off to buy rum, she drew Peérez into her bedroom and disarmed him. The general undoubtedly thought he was in for a special night; he was. At that moment,...

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