SITUATION IN NICARAGUA AFTER CLASH OF STUDENTS AND GOVERNMENT TROOPS

Created: 7/30/1959

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CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY

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Situation In Hiearegua after Clash of Student* and Government troopa

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1. On tb* afternoon ofreeaad In Mark

a reoltatlon of tha Roaary at tha Cathedral In Manatua to pray for tha soule of ttwkill ad onuly. After the women had assembled an unidentified ycuns-Mcaraguen walked Into the aiuare and delivered an op.ltAtedj-n what mtoallbaraU effort to provoke the Quart la Haelonal who had aeseeblt'd In the area.. The wceain cheered the younc men's speech) econd young manpeak and waa arreated immediately* The women ohantod "masaealne" to the Guartla troopa who started to disperse the women. Sore vown were slightlyhrough

falling or rough handling by the troopa. An hour later the Auxiliary Bishop of

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Carloa BCKU, arrived at thend .poke to the men of the Guardla raelonal.who Immediately left tha area.

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Cn9 the Archbishop of Managua vont tc Leon to resssure tbe stuo. end quiet unruly teapere. The students refused to receive bin at the university be-ause they dlsepproved of his close association with the goverrssent. The Archbishop is considered toOMCZA sympathiser.)

In protest overths of the Nlearaguen students peaceful desonstrellone were held onuly In Dlriaaba and Utm, Hlcarar/ua. Xo Incidents wcrr reportr'.

On the aornlng ofroup of vonenecitation of the Ro.iaxy at the Church of San Antonio In Managua, also with ut Incident*

5- Cnuly Iranraudge In Leon, plus four unid? ntif led gtvem* mont offlclels In Leon, resigned their posts in protest sgalnetaction v'j.i'. the students onuly.

Albsrtoniversity professor who slsoovernmentf rcsi his governmont appointment, calling on other professors to An the.

Ccmenti Uftattributed leaflets have been circulating In Msnariia andeMnlng gorarrasont action against the- students snd calling for the people to uni'-in the fight for liberty end Justice. Cclooel JuanC, the Cuardleeossnsnder In Leon, was replaced onuly by Major Joee Qustavo O'JTLLiK.)

the night ofuly an cnldsntlfled Mb attacked and ouse en:

oar of Major Ansstaslo J. CRTIX, Chief of Police in Leon, who ler

to shoot the students. Moreordobaaajiage was inflicted.

Ccasssnti It is said that the Guard la saolorsl in Leonunable to Intervene the

too tloo.ee they vers confined to barracks during the incident, and the cooBsndlng officer was in Managua and unavailable to rescind toe order. The deeths

of the atudanta areertile flaid for opposition exploitation snd probablj will continue to do to. Tha Hloaraguan Gorarnaant Is In an avfcvard poeltlon.a* each repressive Baaaors, if taken, tires rise to sore opposition and student protests) either verbally or by physical eat ion. Managua, hoversr, appeari to be noma^with no signs of anxiety or tenseness. lo unusual Ouardlaatrols hare been noted.)

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