LATIN AMERICA BRIEF OCPAS LAB 85-184 FOR 08 AUGUST 1985

Created: 8/8/1985

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ICARAGUA-US-COSTA BICA: INSURGENTS HOLD US PEACE

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//THE REPORTED CAPTURE Of US PEACE ACTIVISTS ANO JOURMALISTS

AN01KINSURGENTS IN SOUTHERN NICARAGUA IESTEROAT HILL

USED BT BOTH THE INSURGENTS AND REGIME FOR PROPAGANDA ADVANTAGE.

PRESS REPORTS INDICATE THAT SOMEEMBERSS-

BASED PEACE ORGANIZATION ANDOZEN REPORTERS TRAVELING ON

SAN JUAN RIVER TOOK FIRE FROM COSTA RICA AND WERE FORCEDON COSTA RICAN TERRITORY APPARENTLY BT MEMBERS OF EDEN

PASTORA'S REBELPOKCSMAN FOR PnSTORA HAS DENIED MS

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COMMENT:P1TE THE OENIAL. PASTORA'S FORCES ARE THE

INSTIGATORS OF THIS ACTION. PASTORA. MHO PROBABLY CALCULATED

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POTENTIAL PUBLICITY GAINS IN SEIZING THE GROUP 0UTHE1GHED THE RISKS, IS LIKELY TO RELEASE THE ACTIVISTS UNMARKED. HE PROBABLY IS SEEKING TO DEMONSTRATE THATSTILL HOLDS SHAY IN THE SOUTH DESPITE THEECENT CLAIMS TO HAVE ORIVEN HIS FORCES INTO COSTA RICA. THE SANDINISTAS LIKELY HILL ACCUSE BOTH PASTORA ANO THE USAGGRESSION" AGAINST UNARMED CIVILIANS. MANAGUA ALSO HiLL BEK TO iRGUE THAT THE INCIDENT BELIES SAN JOSE'S CONTENTION THAT IHE W'SURGEN'S DO NOT OPERATE CUT OF COSTA RIfiHJJJJ

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