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March 12, 1993 | TRACY WILKINSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The smoldering embers of Nicaragua's decade-long civil war have reignited in neighboring Costa Rica, as gunmen who seized 25 hostages inside the Nicaraguan Embassy here pressed their demands Thursday for changes in the Managua government. With the embassy siege entering its fourth day, Nicaraguan officials who flew to San Jose said late Thursday that they are ready to negotiate after the hostage-takers met a deadline and released nine of their captives.
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March 12, 1993 | TRACY WILKINSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The smoldering embers of Nicaragua's decade-long civil war have reignited in neighboring Costa Rica, as gunmen who seized 25 hostages inside the Nicaraguan Embassy here pressed their demands Thursday for changes in the Managua government. With the embassy siege entering its fourth day, Nicaraguan officials who flew to San Jose said late Thursday that they are ready to negotiate after the hostage-takers met a deadline and released nine of their captives.
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March 11, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A band of kidnapers threatened to start using strong-arm tactics against an estimated 25 hostages in the Nicaraguan Embassy in San Jose, the Costa Rican capital, after telephone service was cut off. The kidnapers' leader, Jose Manuel Urbina Lara, "told me he was going to bind and gag the hostages unless they re-establish the lines," said Nicaraguan Archbishop Manuel Obando y Bravo, serving as a mediator in the hostage crisis that began Monday.
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February 15, 1985 | From Times Wire Services
The leftist Sandinista government on Thursday accused the United States of pressuring Costa Rica to use a dispute with Nicaragua to scuttle the latest round of regional peace efforts by the Contadora Group. In a statement issued here, Foreign Minister Miguel D'Escoto said the peace effort "finds itself seriously affected by the irresponsible and bellicose policies of the United States government." However, in an interview Thursday in Washington, Secretary of State George P.
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February 14, 1985 | JUAN M. VASQUEZ, Times Staff Writer
The latest Central American mediation effort collapsed Wednesday when a dispute over political asylum between Costa Rica and Nicaragua blocked a scheduled round of Contadora peace talks. The Costa Rican government, supported by El Salvador and Honduras, announced in San Jose, the Costa Rican capital, that its representatives will not attend the diplomatic meeting that was due to start today in Panama. Later, the Mexican government announced that the meeting has been canceled.
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March 1, 1985 | DAN WILLIAMS, Times Staff Writer
President Daniel Ortega and Secretary of State George P. Shultz flew to Uruguay on Thursday, and both expressed willingness to meet there today in an effort to reduce tensions between the United States and this leftist-ruled Central American nation. Ortega said, "We are disposed to have an encounter" with Shultz, and the secretary of state said he is "perfectly willing" to arrange a meeting with the Nicaraguan.
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