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Deported Contra Rebel Gets Another Chance

Trapped in a trailer in the Nicaraguan jungle, Contra rebel "Roger" Ricardo Alfaro made a decision that would change his life decades later -- he just didn't know it.

He had been moving some Sandanista prisoners, who were chained together, when they started to take fire. After one prisoner was killed, Alfaro cut off the man's hand so the rest could move on without the dead weight.

For his actions, Alfaro was confined to the trailer. That story that would come back to haunt him more than 30 years later in a U.S. immigration proceeding.