As the invasion of Costa Rica (TIME, Dec. 20) moved quietly through its second week, Costa Ricans relaxed. The invaders were going nowhere. The defending troops were deployed but had not yet launched a counterattack; it seemed unlikely that they would have to bother.

The investigating committee from the Organization of American States (see above) got a gala welcome in San José and was studying evidence that the attack had been staged with help from Nicaragua. In Managua, "Tacho" Somoza scoffed at the charges, awaited his chance to tell about the illegal activities...

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