Central America The Boys Step into Line

Step into Line On the eve of her inauguration, Chamorro brokers a cease-fire between the contras and the Sandinistas -- but will it stick?

For eight years, the Honduran town of Yamales served as the nerve center for the Nicaraguan contras in their war against the Sandinista government in Managua. So it was appropriate that Yamales was the site last week for a ceremony attended by hundreds of rebels that marked the dismantling of the contra base camps. Abel Ignasio Cespedes, known to his insurgent troops as Comandante Ciro, turned over a battered West German G-3 automatic rifle to a representative of Violeta Barrios de Chamorro, who will be inaugurated as Nicaragua's President this week. The weapon was then handed to Major General Agustin Quesada...

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