May 15, 1987 |
Lt. Col. Oliver L. North, acting as unofficial quartermaster for the Nicaraguan resistance, doled out tens of thousands of dollars to contra leaders from his White House safe at a time when the Reagan Administration was prohibited by Congress from assisting the rebels, the man who acted as North's courier told Senate and House investigating committees Thursday. The testimony of Robert W.
May 28, 1985
The Nicaraguan Indian rebel group Misurasata broke off peace talks in Colombia with the leftist Managua government, saying the negotiations are at an impasse. "The dialogue is stalled because of the intransigence and inflexibility of the government in not recognizing the historical rights of the Indians," said Misurasata leader Brooklyn Rivera, whose group includes Miskito, Sumo and Rama Indians.
February 24, 1985 |
Dissident elements of a Nicaraguan Indian rebel organization called Misurasata say they have ousted Brooklyn Rivera as their commander in chief, but Rivera denies that he has lost control. The leadership dispute has further complicated relations among the several forces that are fighting Nicaragua's Sandinista government. Misurasata has been part of the Democratic Revolutionary Alliance (ARDE), which is headed by Eden Pastora.
February 3, 1988 |
The Sandinista government Tuesday reached a preliminary cease-fire agreement with a rebel force fighting for the independence of the country's eastern Atlantic coast. A statement released after peace talks here between the government and members of a Nicaraguan resistance group called Yatama said both sides agreed to "desist from military actions" while negotiations continue. Yatama is composed of Indian tribes and Creoles.
August 14, 1985 |
Brooklyn Rivera, leader of the Miskito Indians fighting Nicaragua's Sandinista government, said Tuesday that he has been warned of a plot to kill him when he returns to Central America from a European tour. At a London news conference, Rivera said he was told that the plot was organized by right-wing Nicaraguan rebels and was to be carried out by Cuban exiles in in Miami.
November 3, 1987 |
Leaders of Nicaragua's Indian rebels charge that the Sandinista government is stalling on arranging talks to end the six-year-old civil war on their country's Atlantic Coast. The Indian leaders say they also have been under intense pressure from U.S. officials not to meet with the Sandinistas but insist that they still intend to participate in negotiations.