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3 Nicaraguan rebel groups in political-military alliance

Three Nicaraguan rebel groups have formed a military and political alliance, the Nicaraguan Reconciliation Union, to battle the left-wing Sandinista government, it was announced here Tuesday.

Members of the alliance are the Costa Rica-based Revolutionary Democratic Alliance, the Honduras-based Nicaraguan Democratic Force, and Misura, which is formed by Miskito, Suma, and Rama Indians.

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