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NICARAGUA: The battle of Ocotal

Regarding the battle of Ocotal, Tim Brown sats: "Someone who actually participated in that battle on Sandino's side, Sandino's former bodyguard, Alejandro Perez Bustamante, actually discusses his participation in it on pages 62-63 in my book When the AK-47s Fall Silent. The last time I checkED, Don Alejandro, now in his mid-90s, was still alive and lucid, and living on El Zungano mountain just opposite El Chipote, which was Sandino's main base area. If Henry Carlisle would like to talk with him and is willing to travel to Nicaragua to do so, I can confirm this and arrange for an escort to take him to Don Alejandro's home to talk with him".

Ronald Hilton - 4/3/02