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President Bush signed into law a $49.8-million package of non-military aid to sustain the Contras until Nicaragua holds elections next February. Bush reiterated his pledge to support a diplomatic solution in Nicaragua and repeated his call for the Soviet Union to advance the peace process by ending its military aid to the Sandinistas. At a Rose Garden ceremony before he signed the compromise legislation his Administration worked out with Congress, Bush said: “The success of the Central American peace process and the prospects of national reconciliation in Nicaragua depend on full and honest Sandinista compliance with their repeated pledges of democracy and freedom.”


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