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Sandinist heroine rejected as envoy to Washington

A heroine of the Sandinista revolution in Nicaragua who has freely admitted her role as an accomplice in the 1978 killing of a general there has been rejected by the Reagan administration as the next Nicaraguan ambassador to Washington.

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In confirming her rejection by Washington, a US official, who asked not to be identified, said the administration felt Nora Astorga would not be an appropriate envoy in view of the 1978 incident.