Former Contras Seek Compensation from U.S.

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Former members of the Contra guerrillas who fought Nicaragua's Sandinista government in the 1980s are demanding back pay for their efforts from the U.S. government. The CIA helped organize and train the Contras. NPR's Steve Inskeep talks with Salvador Talavera, an ex-contra and president of the Nicaraguan Resistance political party.



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