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    I caught this on TV one time and thought it was gratuitous Hollywood romanticism.

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    Three journalists in a romantic triangle are involved in political intrigue during the last days of the corrupt Somozoa regime in Nicaragua before it falls to a popular revolution in 1979.

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    Never seen that one, but saw "Last plane out" with Jan Michael Vincent
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonh View Post
    I caught this on TV one time and thought it was gratuitous Hollywood romanticism.

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    And so were so many movies of that time period, more or less the flavor of the day but let us not forget the movie was also loosely based on fact.

    June 26 - June Anniversary of ABC Reporter Killed in 1979

    The anniversary of the shooting of Canadian Bill Stewart, ABC international correspondent, by Somoza's Nicaraguan National Guard, was on June 20. Stewart was in Managua, covering the Nicaraguan civil war, described by "Time" magazine as "one of the most dangerous assignments in journalism."

    The Somoza family, which had been in power for over 40 years, had been accused by international organizations of human rights violations, corruption, and illegal activities. The assassination of Stewart was one of the final blows to Somoza's already waning international support. The United States had supported the regime ostensibly as a buffer against Communism in Central America, but after Stewart's murder President Jimmy Carter formally withdrew support of the Somoza government.

    On July 17, 1979, less than a month after Stewart's death, Somoza resigned as president of Nicaragua, and the Sandanistas took over control a day later. Somoza flew to Miami to seek refuge but was denied entry into the U.S. He was assassinated in Paraguay in September, 1980.

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