U.S. Lawmakers Urge Halt to Deportation
MANAGUA -- U.S. legislators urged Nicaragua's president not to
California woman accused of providing medical care to leftist rebels and
performing illegal abortions.
Nicaraguan authorities issued the order in December against Dorothy
70, a nurse who set up a clinic in remote Mulukukú village, 150 miles northeast of
Managua, in 1990. The government accuses Granada of caring for members of
the Andres Castro United Front, a leftist paramilitary group of ex-Sandinista
soldiers, and of performing abortions, which are illegal in Nicaragua.
Granada -- who in 1997 won the Pfeffer International Peace prize,
which cited her
dedication to social justice and nonviolence -- has denied the charges and is in
hiding in Nicaragua pending a judge's ruling on her appeal.