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The World

January 14, 1987

Elliott Abrams, assistant secretary of state for inter-American affairs, said there will be a "slow and steady" escalation of the war by U.S.-backed contras against Nicaragua's leftist government. Abrams, speaking on a U.S. Information Agency television link to Western Europe, predicted that one effect of the increased warfare "will be that the Nicaraguan people will rise up."

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