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A Chilean journalist was convicted in Asuncion, Paraguay, of complicity in the 1980 assassination of deposed Nicaraguan dictator Anastasio Somoza. Although Alejandro Mella Latorre “did not participate directly,” there was evidence he knew of the murder plan, Judge Cesar Rey Martinez said. Police charged that he staked out the site and took photographs of the attack. Time served counts toward Mella’s six-year sentence, and he will be freed Oct. 30.


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