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Nicaragua once again facing threat of rebel fighters

Wednesday, March 9, 2016


Rebel fighters in Nicaragua’s forested mountains are once again setting up ambushes against the government, getting into firefights with the military and hoping to overthrow President Daniel Ortega’s administration just like they did in the 1980s.

The Contras, also referred to as “the rearmed,” may be a shadow of their former fighting force but the rebels are still causing havoc in a country that is becoming increasingly more politically divided. Just last week a skirmish with the Contras left a number of soldiers, police officers and civilians dead.


Source: Fox News Latino