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A Journalist Is Slain

21 JUNE 1979 — ABC News Correspondent Bill Stewart had just finished covering the revolution in Iran when he was sent to Nicaragua to cover the Sandinista Revolution. Not long after his arrival, members of Somoza’s National Guard executed Stewart at a road block in Managua. ABC cameraman Jack Clark (sitting on the car above) […]

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Sandinistas Fight in Leon

18 JUNE 1979 — Working from a hotel in Managua during the weeks-long insurgency to oust the Somoza dictatorship, I traveled from city to city in Nicaragua, following reports of fighting. In the picture above, Sandinista fighters fire down a street in the city of Leon at National Guard positions. Leon was the scene of […]

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The First Deadly Images

7 JUNE 1979 — Before covering the Sandinista Revolution in Nicaragua, I had rarely seen dead people outside of funeral homes — much less made pictures of them. But in the summer of 1979 I made lots of pictures of dead people. I still see some of them today in my mind’s eye. On June […]

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A Backpack Journalist Is Born

It was this time of year three decades ago, in the sweltering heat of a Nicaraguan summer, that I covered conflict for the first time. The Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN) ousted the U.S.-backed family dictatorship of Anastasio Somoza in a war that left some 30,000 dead. That’s Somoza above, outside his bunker in Managua, […]

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