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February 19, 1991 | RICHARD BOUDREAUX, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As hundreds of Nicaraguans saluted the body of former Contra commander Enrique Bermudez, veterans of his disbanded anti-Sandinista rebel army vowed Monday to take up arms again to avenge his unsolved assassination. "If the Sandinistas want war, they're going to get it very soon, for the cowardly way they murdered our commander," declared Herman Matamoros, a 33-year-old former Contra from rural Chontales Province.
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August 31, 2004 | Hector Becerra, Times Staff Writer
A Democratic incumbent who gained national attention with her antiwar votes is being challenged in Alameda County's 9th Congressional District by a Republican who is a staunch supporter of the Iraq war and is the daughter of a Central American military icon. Claudia Bermudez -- whose father led the right-wing Contras in a counterrevolution against Nicaragua's leftist Sandinista government in the 1980s -- faces incumbent Barbara Lee in a district long inhospitable to Republican candidates.
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NEWS
February 23, 1991 | RICHARD BOUDREAUX, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Death summoned Enrique Bermudez by telephone. The call for the former top Contra commander came last Saturday to his sister's house, his landing pad in the postwar Nicaragua he had known as a civilian for just four months. He was going to stay home that evening, but the call changed his plans. As he left, Bermudez told the maid "a friend" had phoned to say that U.S. Ambassador Harry Shlaudemann wanted to meet him at the Intercontinental Hotel.
NEWS
May 23, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Nicaragua will seek exhumation of the body of a former Contra rebel leader from a Miami grave to clear any doubts in Managua's investigation of his murder, Nicaragua's interior minister, Carlos Hurtado Cabrera, said. Enrique Bermudez, the former top military leader of the U.S.-backed anti-Sandinista rebels, was shot to death in the parking lot of Managua's Inter-Continental Hotel on Feb. 16. His body was later flown to the United States for burial.
NEWS
May 11, 1988
A Honduran newspaper reported fighting in Honduras between Nicaraguan rebel factions divided over military chief Enrique Bermudez, but a Contra spokesman denied the report. The daily El Heraldo reported that two rebels were injured Sunday in Honduran territory in a clash between rebels loyal to Bermudez and those calling for his ouster. However, Contra spokesman Bosco Matamoros denied the reports. "Someone is trying to create a shipwreck atmosphere," he told Reuters news agency.
NEWS
May 23, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Nicaragua will seek exhumation of the body of a former Contra rebel leader from a Miami grave to clear any doubts in Managua's investigation of his murder, Nicaragua's interior minister, Carlos Hurtado Cabrera, said. Enrique Bermudez, the former top military leader of the U.S.-backed anti-Sandinista rebels, was shot to death in the parking lot of Managua's Inter-Continental Hotel on Feb. 16. His body was later flown to the United States for burial.
NEWS
July 18, 1988
Enrique Bermudez, the top military commander of the Nicaraguan Contras, announced he would run for the rebels' policy-making body. Bermudez, 56, declared his candidacy in an impromptu news conference in Santo Domingo as Nicaraguan rebel leaders began a three-day meeting in the Dominican Republic's capital.
NEWS
February 17, 1991 | From Associated Press
Former Contra leader Enrique Bermudez was shot and killed Saturday night by an unidentified gunman as he stepped out of his car in front of a downtown hotel, witnesses said. Bermudez, a member of the Contra Directorate that waged war against the leftist Sandinista government that formerly ran Nicaragua, was shot once in the head, according to Associated Press correspondent Filadelfo Aleman, who happened to be at the scene. The shooting occurred at about 11 p.m. local time.
NEWS
November 5, 1989 | From Times staff and wire reports
Contra military leader Enrique Bermudez said he will discuss "the end to totalitarianism" at a proposed meeting with the Nicaraguan Sandinista government at the United Nations. But Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega has indicated he wants the talks limited to the demobilization and resettlement of the rebels.
OPINION
August 7, 1988
Indeed, President Reagan is fanning the flames again in Nicaragua as The Times points out. He has never stopped fanning the flames, even when he pretended sincerity in seeking peace. Congress should not give the Contras another cent. We learned recently that the independent Nicaraguan newspaper La Prensa is being financed in part by the U.S. That would seem to make it less than independent. We also learned that U.S. ambassador to Nicaragua, Richard Melton, had been meeting with right-wing opposition groups in Nicaragua.
NEWS
February 23, 1991 | RICHARD BOUDREAUX, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Death summoned Enrique Bermudez by telephone. The call for the former top Contra commander came last Saturday to his sister's house, his landing pad in the postwar Nicaragua he had known as a civilian for just four months. He was going to stay home that evening, but the call changed his plans. As he left, Bermudez told the maid "a friend" had phoned to say that U.S. Ambassador Harry Shlaudemann wanted to meet him at the Intercontinental Hotel.
NEWS
February 19, 1991 | RICHARD BOUDREAUX, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As hundreds of Nicaraguans saluted the body of former Contra commander Enrique Bermudez, veterans of his disbanded anti-Sandinista rebel army vowed Monday to take up arms again to avenge his unsolved assassination. "If the Sandinistas want war, they're going to get it very soon, for the cowardly way they murdered our commander," declared Herman Matamoros, a 33-year-old former Contra from rural Chontales Province.
NEWS
February 18, 1991 | From Associated Press
An official from the Sandinista-controlled security police Sunday promised a full-scale probe into the slaying of former Contra chief Enrique Bermudez, whose death cast doubt on government assurances for the safety of other rebels who laid down their arms. But a right-wing radio station blamed the slaying of Bermudez late Saturday on Sandinista sympathizers, some of whom cheered the news of the killing.
NEWS
February 17, 1991 | From Associated Press
Former Contra leader Enrique Bermudez was shot and killed Saturday night by an unidentified gunman as he stepped out of his car in front of a downtown hotel, witnesses said. Bermudez, a member of the Contra Directorate that waged war against the leftist Sandinista government that formerly ran Nicaragua, was shot once in the head, according to Associated Press correspondent Filadelfo Aleman, who happened to be at the scene. The shooting occurred at about 11 p.m. local time.
NEWS
November 5, 1989 | From Times staff and wire reports
Contra military leader Enrique Bermudez said he will discuss "the end to totalitarianism" at a proposed meeting with the Nicaraguan Sandinista government at the United Nations. But Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega has indicated he wants the talks limited to the demobilization and resettlement of the rebels.
NEWS
September 17, 1989 | RICHARD BOUDREAUX, Times Staff Writer
The senior commander of the all-but-defeated Contra army, Enrique Bermudez, has survived an ouster attempt by a rebel faction more willing to come to terms with Nicaragua's Sandinista government, U.S. and rebel officials say. The power struggle, in which the State Department backed a group of young field commanders, has left the Nicaraguan rebel movement more firmly in the grip of an old guard with close ties to its original mentor, the CIA.
NEWS
February 18, 1991 | From Associated Press
An official from the Sandinista-controlled security police Sunday promised a full-scale probe into the slaying of former Contra chief Enrique Bermudez, whose death cast doubt on government assurances for the safety of other rebels who laid down their arms. But a right-wing radio station blamed the slaying of Bermudez late Saturday on Sandinista sympathizers, some of whom cheered the news of the killing.
NEWS
May 29, 1988 | RICHARD BOUDREAUX, Times Staff Writer
Contra leaders, retreating from threats to end a preliminary peace accord, agreed Saturday to extend their two-month-old truce with the Nicaraguan army and return here June 7 for new talks on a armistice. The turnabout came after the Sandinista government accepted most of the Contras' agenda for civil liberties. It offered to "assure and perfect" 10 basic guarantees in a "national dialogue" with all rebel political forces by Aug. 31, before the U.S.
OPINION
August 7, 1988
Indeed, President Reagan is fanning the flames again in Nicaragua as The Times points out. He has never stopped fanning the flames, even when he pretended sincerity in seeking peace. Congress should not give the Contras another cent. We learned recently that the independent Nicaraguan newspaper La Prensa is being financed in part by the U.S. That would seem to make it less than independent. We also learned that U.S. ambassador to Nicaragua, Richard Melton, had been meeting with right-wing opposition groups in Nicaragua.
NEWS
July 19, 1988 | Associated Press
Col. Enrique Bermudez, the military chief of Nicaragua's rebel movement, was overwhelmingly elected Monday to the political directorate of the Nicaraguan Resistance, as the Contras call their movement. Bermudez overcame criticism that giving political power to a military leader would taint the democratic image of the resistance, an umbrella organization of about nine political and guerrilla organizations fighting the Marxist-led Sandinista government in Managua.
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