• Short Summary

    United States Special Envoy to Central America Richard Stone paid a one-day visit to Nicaragua on January 5.He arrived in Managua from Costa Rica and met Nicaraguan Foreign Minister Miguel d'Escoto.The visit coincide with fierce fighting between the leftist Sandinist Government and right-wing guerrillas, backed by the U.S.Official Nicaraguan radio reports said guerrillas had attacked the northern of Potos.They killed one person, wounded eight and destroyed the customs building.Honduran-based rebels have also stepped up raids into Nicaragua but have failed in a bid to seize territory in the north.Nicaragua spent Honduras a protest note on January 4 over attacks on Potosi by planes and assault craft.They accused Honduras of sheltering and aiding the guerrillas.The Nicaraguan Government has vowed never to open talks with the rebels, whom it regards as supporters of the dictatorship of the late Anastasio Somoza.Diplomats in Managua said they expected U.S envoy Stone to have heard fresh protests against Washington's support for the estimated 10,000 right-wing guerrillas.

  • Description

    1.
    SV Sandinista troops getting off truck (3 shots)
    0.23

    2.
    GV Troops in the bush (2 shots)
    0.34

    3.
    GV Setting up mortars (5 shots)
    1.02

    4.
    SV PULL BACK GV Mortars firing (3 shots)
    1.20

    5.
    SV PULL BACK GV More firing, observers (3 shots)
    1.57




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    Background: United States Special Envoy to Central America Richard Stone paid a one-day visit to Nicaragua on January 5.He arrived in Managua from Costa Rica and met Nicaraguan Foreign Minister Miguel d'Escoto.The visit coincide with fierce fighting between the leftist Sandinist Government and right-wing guerrillas, backed by the U.S.Official Nicaraguan radio reports said guerrillas had attacked the northern of Potos.They killed one person, wounded eight and destroyed the customs building.Honduran-based rebels have also stepped up raids into Nicaragua but have failed in a bid to seize territory in the north.Nicaragua spent Honduras a protest note on January 4 over attacks on Potosi by planes and assault craft.They accused Honduras of sheltering and aiding the guerrillas.The Nicaraguan Government has vowed never to open talks with the rebels, whom it regards as supporters of the dictatorship of the late Anastasio Somoza.Diplomats in Managua said they expected U.S envoy Stone to have heard fresh protests against Washington's support for the estimated 10,000 right-wing guerrillas.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8RGAM5DQ2UGZL8NTVSKE7XGC4
    Media URN:
    VLVA8RGAM5DQ2UGZL8NTVSKE7XGC4
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/01/1984
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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