Nicaragua You First - No, You First

The contras and the Sandinistas resist demobilization, saddling President-elect Chamorro with two unyielding armies

Nicaragua's civil war is supposed to be over. But contra commander Ciguena, as he calls himself, is in no rush to return to the civilian life he abandoned eight years ago to take up arms against the Sandinistas. As he sat beneath a tree in the dusty backwater village of San Marcos in northern Nicaragua last week, Ciguena, 25, explained that he supports Violeta Chamorro, whose National Opposition Union (U.N.O.) defeated the Sandinistas at the polls two weeks ago. But Chamorro has called on the contras to disband, and Ciguena doubts that she can function as President without him and his...

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