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    PUERTO CABEZAS, NICARAGUA

    The fear of civil war is still very apparent in the town of Puerto Cabezas on the Atlantic coast of Nicaragua.

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    1. GV Children going to school in Puerto Cabeza (2 shots) 0.07
    2. GV Children lining up outside school (2 shots) 0.14
    3. GV Children entering school 0.21
    4. GV & SV Children on balcony at school (2 shots) 0.30
    5. GV Church (2 shots) 0.36
    6. GV People in street 0.43
    7. GV Pigs on the side of the road 0.50
    8. GV People and children outside houses (4 shots) 1.03
    9. GV Soldiers walking down main street 1.14
    10. GV People in streets (3 shots) 1.24
    11. GV Boat yard and boats under construction (4 shots) 1.36
    12. Interview with Minister for the Development of the Atlantic Coast, Guillermo Ramirez (SPANISH SOT) 2.28
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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: PUERTO CABEZAS, NICARAGUA

    The fear of civil war is still very apparent in the town of Puerto Cabezas on the Atlantic coast of Nicaragua. The town is constantly patrolled by Sandinista government troops. Recently a Visnews cameraman visited the area but was restricted in what he could film by state security officers, although he managed to capture the daily life of the Puerto Cabezas people which appears to have returned to normal. But the port is still without piped water or telephones, jobs are scarce and there are frequent shortages of food. Services are due to be installed by the end of this year and local people admit that health and education facilities are better than before. The Atlantic coast's isolation has attracted counter-revolutionary training and recruitment. Many of former dictator Anastasio Somoza's national guard escaped in 1979 and have since been forming a new army with the aim of overthrowing the Sandinistas. They comprise the backbone of more than 1,000 right-wing guerrillas who are active along the coast -- ambushing vehicles, soldiers and forestry workers. The war between the guerrillas and government troops reached a peak in July when the Sandinistas apparently thwarted an attempt to take Puerto Cabezas. In this interview, the Minister for the Development of the Atlantic Coast, Guillermo Ramirez, said the Nicaraguan government will continue its fight against counter-revolutionary activities.

    Source: REUTERS - MICHELE TAVERNA

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    Film ID:
    VLVA76VR0HMDRYO3DW4MC7V2LGMPL
    Media URN:
    VLVA76VR0HMDRYO3DW4MC7V2LGMPL
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/10/1982
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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