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Two security agents and woman accused of being CIA spies

March 9, 1986

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) _ Two members of the intelligence system and the wife of one of the defendants have been arrested and accused of spying for the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, according to the Interior Ministry.

A statement released Friday identified the prisoners as Jose Eduardo Trejos Silva, his wife Rosalina, and Reynaldo Aguado Montealegre. It said both men were second lieutenants and worked for the Interior Ministry, which handles internal security and also manages the nation’s intelligence operations.

The Trejos Silvas were arrested Feb. 19, and Aguado Montealegre last Tuesday, and material linking them to the CIA was discovered in their possession, the statement said.

It gave no details, and said evidence proving they were working for the CIA would be made public at a later date.

Nicaragua’s Sandinista regime, in power since 1979, frequently claims the CIA is plotting to overthrow the government.

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