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Contra Leader Cruz Resigns

March 09, 1987|Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Nicaraguan contra rebel leader Arturo Cruz has resigned his post as a director of the United Nicaraguan Opposition, his son said today.

The son, Arturo Jr., said the reasons for Cruz's resignation will be spelled out in a letter scheduled to appear in Tuesday's editions of the Miami Herald.

Cruz, a former Sandinista ambassador to Washington, has been feuding with his rebel colleague, Adolfo Calero. He was at the point of resigning last month but decided to remain on as a UNO director after receiving assurances that the rebel movement would undergo democratic reform.

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