Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana on March 22, 1988 · Page 9
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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 9

Logansport, Indiana
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Tuesday, March 22, 1988
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Pharos-Tribune, Logansport, Indiana, Tuesday, March 22, 1988 Page 9 U.S. Troops Home Soon TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — President Jose Azcona Hoyo said Nicaraguan troops are retreating from Honduran territory and the 3,200 U.S. soldiers on an emergency mission in Honduras probably won't be needed much longer. In Washington, State Department spokesman Charles Redman said all or almost all the Nicaraguan forces have returned to their homeland. Nicaragua, which announced today it was suspending military operations against the U.S.-backed Contra rebels during cease-fire talks, has denied Sandinista forces entered Honduras in pursuit of the Contras. Defense Minister Gen. Humberto Ortega, leader of the Nicaraguan delegation in the cease-fire talks, today urged the Contras to halt their military activities during the three days of discussions. Contra leader Alfredo Cesar called the Sandinista proposal "constructive," adding "if they do this, then we also can take the same measures." He did not elaborate. Redman told reporters in Washington all or nearly all.the Nicaraguans had left Honduras and there has been a substantial Sandinista deployment on the Nicaraguan side of the border. "1 don't have any way to confirm that it's a 100 per cent withdrawal but I think the evidence is that it has been a general withdrawal back across the river," he said. Asked whether the American ground forces sent to Honduras last week can be withdrawn, Redman said it was difficult to know what the Sandinistas will do next. HONDURAS Tegucigalpa J NICARAGUA "One can hope that they've learned a lesson this time," he said. On Saturday, Honduras launched an air raid aimed at driving out about 600 Sandinistas that officials said were leaving Honduras too slowiy. The government said two U.S.-made F-5 fighter jets fired rockets at the Sandinista troops. Honduras said the air raid was eight miles inside its borders, but Nicaragua said it was five miles within its territory. Nicaragua formally protested the air raid as an unwarranted act of aggression. It said the Honduran planes dropped bombs in the Bocay area of Nicaragua, 170 miles northeast of Managua. "Things are getting back to normal," Azcona said Sunday. "If there are no more incidents, the American will leave." Iranians Attacks Tanker In Gulf MANAMA, B ,rain (AP) - At least one Iranian gunboat and a helicopter today attacked a tanker carrying a volatile chemical in the Persian Gulf, setting the vessel on fire and killing two crewmen, shipping executives said. Four crewmen were injured in the attack in the southern gulf on the 38,534-ton Havglint, a Norwegian-operated tanker flying the Singapore flag. It was the seventh attack by Iran on neutral shipping since Friday. On Saturday, Iraqi warplanes raided two tankers near Iran's Kharg island, leaving 54 Norwegian seamen missing and presumed dead. The escalation of the "tanker war" came as Iran and Iraq were locked in a series of missile duels and air raids on each other's major cities. Iraq on Monday fired a long- range missile into Tehran, killing 14 civilians in the 105th such attack on Tehran since Feb. 29. About 65 Iranian missiles have slammed into Baghdad in that time. Also Monday, Iran launched an artillery and rocket attack on Basra, Iraq, inflicting heavy casualties, Iraq said. The Havglint tanker, carrying ammonia and operated by the Oslo-based Havtor Co., was hit at dawn about 12 miles northwest of Dubai, said the gulf-based shipping executives, who spoke on condition of anonymity. Panama Residents Head For Soupline Panama . (TV \NICARAGUA ~ i COSTA RICA 200 Miles Caribbean Sea m Area: 3p,219sq. mi. (including Canal Zone), larger than West Virginia • Population: 2.2 million (July, 1986, estimate) • Government: Constitutional democracy, centralized republic; elections for president, vice president, Legislative Assembly are held every five years; last elections were in 1984 • Politics: Ardito Barletta, elected president in 1984, resigned less than a year later and was replaced by Vice President Eric Arturo Delvalle; factors in Barletta's removal included his failure to gain support for austere economic measures and his willingness to consider an investigation into the murder of a critic of Gen. Manuel Noriega, defense forces chief • Languages: Spanish, English Chicago Tribune Graphic; Sourcas: World Almanac, World Factbook, World Defense Almanac PANAMA CITY, Panama (AP) — Thousands of poor people are lining up for help at churches and soup kitchens as the country sinks deeper into political and economic crisis. "It is a good thing people have such a good heart at times like this," Israel Gonzalez said Monday as he cooked a big pot of rice over an open fire outside San Jose Church in San Miguelito, a poor neighborhood on the outskirts of town. The poor have been hit hardest by a campaign to oust strongman Gen. Manuel Antonio Noriega that has crippled businesses, closed banks and dried up the supply of cash. Noriega is chief of Panama's 15,000-member Defense Forces and the power behind the civilian government. While a general strike paralyzed Panama City on Monday, scores of volunteers like Gonzalez were working at soup kitchens run by Caritas, a Roman Catholic community organization. The Rev. Francisco Verar said his parish at San Jose Church is a made up "mostly of people who are underemployed," Britain Hunts Killers Of Soldiers At Funeral BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) — Britain announced a massive manhunt in Roman Catholic ghettos for the killers of two British soldiers caught in an IRA funeral procession, and police sources said up to 30 people may be arrested. In another development, IRA gunmen killed a policeman in Londonderry on Monday, the 12th victim in two weeks of tension and sectarian violence. Also Monday, Britain said it will conduct an immediate review of its decision not to police IRA funerals. Northern Ireland Secretary Tom King told the House of Commons in London on Monday, "A massive murder investigation is under way in which all possible resources are involved to identify all those responsible." Sources who reported that 30 arrests were possible spoke on condition of anonymity. The manhunt was to focus today on the Roman Catholic areas of west Belfast. 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