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    RUMORS WERE RAMPANT IN MANAGUA SATURDAY THAT THE RESIGNATION OF PRESIDENT ANASTAZIO SOMOZA WAS IMMINENT.?

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    SOMOZA UP STAIRS OF GOVERNMENT OFFICES..SOMOZA EXISTS OFFICES.. BRIEF STATEMENT TO PRESS AS HE ENTERS CAR..FILE FOOTAGE OF NBC INTERVIEW WITH SOMOZA LAST MONTH. SHOTS OF STREET SCENES OF DAMAGE TO MANAGUA...FILE FOOTAGE OF DAMAGE DONE FROM EARTHQUAKE..WHERE THE DOWNFALL OF SOMOZA STARTED AS IT WAS SUSPECTED THAT HE STOLE RELIEF MONEY INTENDED FOR THE PEOPLE OF NICARAGUA.




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    Background: RUMORS WERE RAMPANT IN MANAGUA SATURDAY THAT THE RESIGNATION OF PRESIDENT ANASTAZIO SOMOZA WAS IMMINENT. HE REPORTED TO THE PRESS THAT THIS WAS NOT THE CASE. HE MADE A MORE PUBLIC APPEARANCE AS HE ENTERED GOVERNMENT OFFICES FOR A CONFERENCE WITH HIS CABINET, AND MADE A BRIEF STATEMENT TO THE PRESS THAT RESIGNATION WAS NOT IN HIS PLANS. SOME SPECULATE THAT HE WILL NOT LAST IN POWER FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE WEEK. MEANWHILE, THE SANDINISTAS ARE MAKING SIGNIFICANT STRIDES IN THE FIGHTING IN THE COUNTRYSIDES AND PROVINCIAL CITIES. A FINAL PUSH INTO MANAGUA BY THE GUERRILLAS IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6L6EHA78ZTKAK5BFYEQP7GFNV
    Media URN:
    VLVA6L6EHA78ZTKAK5BFYEQP7GFNV
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/07/1979
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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