Accord Reached on Nicaraguan Property Rights

<i> Reuters</i>

Government officials last week signed consensus accords with Sandinista opposition labor and farm workers groups on the explosive issue of property rights.

The agreements would allow residents with no other homes to keep the government-owned houses they gained in the weeks between the Sandinista’s February, 1990, election loss and their April, 1990, exit from power. They would only be forced to pay the market value of the house if they chose to sell or rent it.

The National Assembly must approve the accords.