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Witness - Fighting the Contras

In the 1980s Nicaragua's left-wing Sandinistas were under attack from US-backed Contra rebels. We hear the account of a former member of the Sandinista's elite special forces.

*This programme contains distressing accounts of graphic violence.* In the 1980s left-wing Sandinistas in Nicaragua were under attack from US-backed Contra rebels. We hear a unique personal account from one former member of the Sandinista special forces, an elite unit involved in the brutal fight for control of the Central American country. (Photo: AFP/GettyImages)

  • Broadcast on BBC World Service, 8:50AM Fri, 14 Feb 2014
  • Available until 12:00AM Thu, 1 Jan 2099
  • First broadcast BBC World Service, 8:50AM Fri, 14 Feb 2014
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  • Duration 11 minutes

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