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World IN BRIEF : NICARAGUA : Army Chief Ortega May Be Replaced

September 03, 1993|From Times Staff and Wire Reports

President Violeta Barrios de Chamorro said she hopes to name a replacement next year for Nicaragua's controversial military chief, Gen. Humberto Ortega, a holdover from the years of leftist Sandinista rule. Her announcement appeared to be a reply to pressure from members of the U.S. Congress, her own erstwhile conservative supporters and rearmed Contra rebels. Former Sandinistas who still control the country's security forces reacted with outrage.

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