The Miami Herald reports that a group of ex-contras presented the US Embassy in Managua, Nicaragua with a list of demands that the US must meet to avoid a lawsuit by these same contras.
Last week, the political party formed by ex-contras voted to sue the United States for back pay for their service in the war against the Sandinistas.
But leaders of the party known as the Nicaraguan Resistance later decided to put off taking the matter to court in order to give U.S. officials a chance to negotiate a settlement.
The petition asks that the United States earmark $500 million that would be used to build a hospital to treat ex-contra fighters as well as to finance cash payments to be divided among 24,000 ex-contras, said José Angel Talavera, a former contra leader known as ``Comandante Chacal.''
Still think that they were "the moral equivalent of our Founding Fathers," Mr. Reagan?