Nicaragua Lifeline for a Rebellion

Lifeline for a Rebellion With U.S. help, the contras establish vital supply links

Since the U.S. resumed military aid last fall to the contras in their seven- year-old war against the Marxist-oriented Sandinista government, the rebels have left their training camps in Honduras and established new bases inside Nicaragua. Their aim has been to resupply troops in the northern province of Jinotega. While still small in number, the camps are becoming an important adjunct to the air-supply operations that furnish rebels in Nicaragua with the bulk of their food and weapons.

With the contra military effort in full swing last week, moderate Rebel Leader Alfonso Robelo said he would not seek re-election to the...

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