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Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega sent a letter to Cardinal Miguel Obando y Bravo criticizing the prelate's suspension of truce talks with the Contras and proposing that they resume Friday in Guatemala. Ortega urged Obando to "seriously contribute" to the peace effort. Responding to the Managua prelate's concern that the two sides were not sending high-level delegations, Ortega also named Vice Defense Minister Joaquin Cuadra Lacayo as the government's chief delegate. Obando said he is looking into the possibility of another meeting but declared: "I am not a military man disposed to take orders or a messenger who fulfills orders. I am a mediator."

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