Exchanging Cautious Glances

The U.S. ponders Nicaragua's conciliatory gestures

"They are vastly different from the I statements they were making some six months ago," said Secretary of State George Shultz. He was talking about the conciliatory tone of recent pronouncements by the leftist Sandinista government of Nicaragua. But perhaps more important, the same thing could be said about Shultz's own comments last week. When asked at a press conference about the new Sandinista approach, the Secretary said, "I welcome that. Of course, what we want is for a reality to be put behind the rhetoric. So naturally...

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