December 11, 1987 |
Severe drought has paralyzed Nicaragua's grain production, causing losses worth more than $100 million, the official newspaper Barricada said Thursday.
April 1, 1987 |
Angela Davila, 18, rises at dawn each day and picks coffee beans until dusk. Working in a war zone, surrounded by armed militiamen, she fills 11 baskets a day, 10 pounds per basket, or slightly more than her own weight and nearly double her production quota. In the language of revolutionary Nicaragua, Angela is the "vanguard" among women on this state-run collective farm. If she stays ahead in the coffee-picking competition, she will win a radio when the four-month harvest ends this month.
May 6, 1990 |
Contra leaders pledged Saturday to begin the stalled process of disarming their forces this week in return for the permanent demilitarization of a remote corner of Nicaragua where former guerrillas will settle as pioneer farmers with government aid. The accord, announced at 1 a.m. after 15 hours of talks, was the first step by President Violeta Barrios de Chamorro's 10-day-old administration to demilitarize Nicaragua after eight years of war between the U.S.
March 3, 1990 |
This country will seek $302 million in cash from the United States to revive food production and jump-start its war-battered economy in the first year of Violeta Barrios de Chamorro's post-revolutionary government, her chief economic adviser said Friday.
June 7, 1990 |
It was payday on this state-owned rice farm, but that was just half the excitement. A mysterious Cessna, the first aircraft seen up close in years, circled low over the flat green fields, dropped a small plastic bag and disappeared into the overcast. " Saludos to everyone in Cuatro Palos," a handwritten note in the bag said. It was signed "Iliana, Klaus, Juergen, Peter, Tom and Inge."
May 9, 1988 |
Desperate to escape a $4.3-billion hostile takeover bid by Batus Inc. and its British parent, once staid and reticent Farmers Group of Los Angeles has declared global war. In the past two weeks, Farmers has sought to link its unwanted suitor to everything from racism to lung cancer.