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December 9, 1988
Nicaragua's Sandinista government has freed the last 10 opposition leaders in jail since an anti-government rally was forcefully broken up five months ago by riot police. Two other leaders of the July 10 demonstration in Nadaime, 27 miles south of Managua, were released last month because of poor health. The day after the protest, the government expelled U.S.
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NEWS
December 9, 1988
Nicaragua's Sandinista government has freed the last 10 opposition leaders in jail since an anti-government rally was forcefully broken up five months ago by riot police. Two other leaders of the July 10 demonstration in Nadaime, 27 miles south of Managua, were released last month because of poor health. The day after the protest, the government expelled U.S.
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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.
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 12, 1988 | Associated Press
The Sandinista government Monday ordered U.S. Ambassador Richard Melton and seven other embassy officials to leave the country within 72 hours, accusing them of state terrorism. The leftist regime also ordered the opposition newspaper La Prensa closed for 15 days, shut down the Roman Catholic radio station and arrested an opposition leader. The actions came a day after police clashed with thousands of demonstrators at an anti-Sandinista rally.
NEWS
July 13, 1988 | TRACY WILKINSON, Times Staff Writer
U.S. Ambassador Richard Melton, expelled from Nicaragua by the Sandinista regime, left Managua on Tuesday for emergency consultations in Washington as opposition leaders charged that foes of the government were being rounded up in a new wave of arrests. The expulsion of Melton and seven other U.S.
NEWS
July 13, 1988 | DOYLE McMANUS, Times Staff Writer
President Reagan ordered the expulsion of Nicaragua's ambassador to the United States and seven other Nicaraguan diplomats Tuesday, retaliating swiftly against the Sandinista regime for ousting eight American diplomats in Managua and continuing a spiral of escalating hostilities between the two governments.
NEWS
May 26, 1990 | Associated Press
The Senate on Friday confirmed the nomination of Harry W. Shlaudeman to be the U.S. ambassador to Nicaragua. Shlaudeman, 64, will be the first ambassador to represent the United States in the Central American country since the leftist Nicaraguan government expelled Ambassador Richard Melton and seven other diplomats in 1988.
NEWS
December 14, 1987
Authorities identified a scuba diver who died in the ocean off Anacapa Island as Richard Melton, 41, of Littlerock. Melton's body was spotted floating off the stern of the 41-foot vessel Peate near a popular diving spot, the Coast Guard said. Authorities said Melton was an experienced diver and his equipment appeared to be in working order. An autopsy was scheduled.
NEWS
July 13, 1988 | United Press International
U.S. Ambassador Richard Melton said today that the American diplomats ousted from Nicaragua were singled out "with malice and forethought" for contacting the opposition but had not engaged in any prohibited activities.
NEWS
July 13, 1988 | TRACY WILKINSON, Times Staff Writer
U.S. Ambassador Richard Melton, expelled from Nicaragua by the Sandinista regime, left Managua on Tuesday for emergency consultations in Washington as opposition leaders charged that foes of the government were being rounded up in a new wave of arrests. The expulsion of Melton and seven other U.S.
NEWS
July 13, 1988 | DOYLE McMANUS, Times Staff Writer
President Reagan ordered the expulsion of Nicaragua's ambassador to the United States and seven other Nicaraguan diplomats Tuesday, retaliating swiftly against the Sandinista regime for ousting eight American diplomats in Managua and continuing a spiral of escalating hostilities between the two governments.
NEWS
July 12, 1988 | Associated Press
The Sandinista government Monday ordered U.S. Ambassador Richard Melton and seven other embassy officials to leave the country within 72 hours, accusing them of state terrorism. The leftist regime also ordered the opposition newspaper La Prensa closed for 15 days, shut down the Roman Catholic radio station and arrested an opposition leader. The actions came a day after police clashed with thousands of demonstrators at an anti-Sandinista rally.
NEWS
August 19, 1989 | From Reuters
Four Caribbean foreign ministers who met with Gen. Prosper Avril said Friday that Haiti's military ruler may agree to hold national elections in November, 1990. The ministers, who were sent to Haiti by the 13-member Caribbean Community to push for a transition to democracy, said their talks with Avril and other government officials led them to believe a timetable for elections was under consideration. Richard Melton, U.S.
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