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November 9, 2016
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December 24, 1998
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November 26, 1948
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CLASSIFICATION -- -1-PROwn Approved For Re eL1 OCI P82-0045M0LTQM1 INFORNIAT "OUNTRY icaragua/Costa Rica OBJECT oaement s of Cuardia acional along Costa Rican Border ,,-'LACE. I:CQUIRED SATE Or I A 25X1A6a DATE DISTR. 26 '~ovemberr, 1948 NO. OF PAGES 1 NO. OF ENCLS. (LISTED BELOW) SUPPLEMENT TO REPORT NO. 25X1A2g MM loaded Guardia trucks frequently 25X1 X6 move along the roads at night. there are now about two hundred Guardia in Yenas Blanoas and about sixty in Los M-,ojones on 25X1X6 the Pacific. In other points on the Costa 'Rican border along Lake Nicaragua there are small patrol posts. About sixty Cuardia are stationed in Rivas. there are entrenchments in Penas Blancas, and the men there are reportedly armed with heavy and light machine gunds and trench mortars. 25X1 X6 the newspapers had been exaggerating 25X1 X6 or even fabricating the stories of the Costa Rican exiles near Rivas. - ~they number thirty, and certainly represent no real danger to Figueres. 25X1X6 the garrison at Penas Blancas fluctuates from two hundred to four hundred men, although rarely reaching the latter figure. Somoza kept the ruardia marching in and out of Tenas 3lancas ur ne to n " ts, as part of his war.of-nerves strategy against the FiguereE 25X1X6 25X1X6 4. The number of Costa Rican exiles in Nicaragua is rerorted to be diminishing .rapidly. The majority of them are quartered in the house of AnYhal Chamorro, or sleep in the railroad station. They receive fond and meaner equipment from the 'uardia, and whenever any of the group wishes to leave, no effort i s made to stop him. T %a 4 current is hereby regraded to CONFI L In accordance w ,th the n s..-- the Director of Central " aonC = to the Archivist of the United v~ Next Review Date. 2 - 3 CLASSIFICATION CTNFIDENTI'AL Date: 1 tj ICE: TH?S DIS"'R'_-BUT-ON LISTING MUST # EXCISED BEFORE PUBLIC REEL Approved For Rebease 1999/09/08: CIA-RDP82-00457R00210018,0003-0.