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The World : Latin Peace March Stalled

About 300 peace marchers gave up their efforts to cross into Honduras from Nicaragua after being showered with the seeds of stinging plants by Honduran soldiers and civilians at the frontier. The demonstrators, many suffering rashes from seeds of the pica-pica plant, returned to the Nicaraguan capital after failing for two days to persuade Honduran authorities to let them enter. The group, made up of pacifists from Europe, Asia and the United States, will now try to go by sea to El Salvador, although the U.S.-backed government there has said it will not let them enter.


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