The Miami Herald
September 25, 1998
Pastora ends strike over citizenship issue

             MANAGUA -- Former guerrilla leader Eden Pastora ended his 34-day hunger
             strike Thursday, after the National Assembly accepted his interpretation of the
             Electoral and Nationality Laws, allowing him to regain his citizenship.

             Pastora, 61, also known as ``Commander Zero,'' began a hunger strike Aug. 22
             to restore his citizenship, taken away by a ruling of the Supreme Electoral Council
             in 1996. The ruling was based on the fact that Pastora assumed Costa Rican
             citizenship while in exile in 1977.

             He announced to the full National Assembly that he was suspending his protest,
             after being invited to address the body by a commission on human rights to explain
             the reasons for his hunger strike.