Central America All for One

Vows of CONTRA unity

During the past four years, the Nicaraguan rebels known as the contras have spent nearly as much time feuding among themselves as they have fighting the Sandinista government in Managua. The results have been disastrous on both fronts. The Sandinistas are winning the war in the field, and the fractious contras are losing their campaign to convince Congress that they are an effective fighting force that deserves more funding. Last week top contra leaders emerged from 13 days of closed-door meetings in Miami with a new unity accord that allows for a more democratic distribution of power in the rebel's ruling...

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