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April 3, 1999 | JUANITA DARLING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Balancing brightly colored washtubs on their heads, women gather to do laundry at communal spigots in Nueva Vida, a subdivision sprouting near this nation's capital for victims of tropical storm Mitch. Children play with leftover scraps of building materials, configuring and reconfiguring doll-size houses. Men look on, idle--and worried that they will be unable to support their families so far from Lake Managua, which shares its name with the capital and where they used to be fishermen.
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April 3, 1999 | JUANITA DARLING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Balancing brightly colored washtubs on their heads, women gather to do laundry at communal spigots in Nueva Vida, a subdivision sprouting near this nation's capital for victims of tropical storm Mitch. Children play with leftover scraps of building materials, configuring and reconfiguring doll-size houses. Men look on, idle--and worried that they will be unable to support their families so far from Lake Managua, which shares its name with the capital and where they used to be fishermen.
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November 20, 1988 | RICHARD BOUDREAUX, Times Staff Writer
When an aunt offered to help Luis Jiron flee Nicaragua with her own sons to dodge the draft, the architecture student said no. "The country needs people to build it up, not to abandon it," he told her that day in 1983. But after surviving the Contra war as a Sandinista soldier, Jiron lost the battle to sustain himself with the ideals and income of a young draftsman.
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November 20, 1988 | RICHARD BOUDREAUX, Times Staff Writer
When an aunt offered to help Luis Jiron flee Nicaragua with her own sons to dodge the draft, the architecture student said no. "The country needs people to build it up, not to abandon it," he told her that day in 1983. But after surviving the Contra war as a Sandinista soldier, Jiron lost the battle to sustain himself with the ideals and income of a young draftsman.
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