VISNEWS filmed June 6 in Managua, Nicaragua as civil guardsmen patrolled the strife-ridden capital - after military vigil had been ordered throughout the land by President Luis Somoza.
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Background: VISNEWS filmed June 6 in Managua, Nicaragua as civil guardsmen patrolled the strife-ridden capital - after military vigil had been ordered throughout the land by President Luis Somoza. Troops, trucks and ambulances were alerted to trouble spots in the provinces of Chantales and Matagalpa where some 80 Nicaraguan rebels have landed by aircraft.
Unrest began three weeks age as rebels attempted to foment a revolution against the regime of President Somoza. Last week a general strike brought out troops. Then followed an invasion scare: armed schooners said to have set sail from Cuba, were heading for the country.
In the recent skirmishes, casualties have been reported on both sides. Government claims three rebels killed, three captured, and 125 suspects in goal.
The Organisation of American States has voted to investigate charges that two plane-loads of armed men - from Southern neighbours Costa Rica - had invaded the country.
The Cuban Defence ministry called the schooner reports baseless and of no importance.
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