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The Somoza family
Somoza family
was an influential political dynasty who ruled Nicaragua
Nicaragua
as a family dictatorship from 1936 to 1979. History[edit] Anastasio Somoza García
Anastasio Somoza García
assumed the presidency after luring rebel leader Augusto César Sandino
Augusto César Sandino
to peace talks, and murdering Sandino soon afterwards. Although they only held the presidency for 30 of those 43 years, they were the power behind the other presidents of the time through their control of the National Guard. Their regime was overthrown by the Sandinista National Liberation Front
Sandinista National Liberation Front
during the Nicaraguan Revolution. Three of the Somozas served as President of Nicaragua. They were:

Anastasio Somoza García
Anastasio Somoza García
(1896–1956; President 1937–1947, 1950–1956), the father. Luis Somoza Debayle (1922–1967, President 1956–1963), his legitimate eldest son. Anastasio Somoza Debayle
Anastasio Somoza Debayle
(1925–1980, President 1967–1972, 1974–1979), his second legitimate son.

Other members of the Somoza family
Somoza family
include:

Lillian Somoza Debayle Hope Portocarrero, wife of Anastasio Somoza Debayle Anastasio Somoza Portocarrero, son of Anastasio Somoza Debayle Bernabé Somoza, a 19th-century rebel Anastasia Somoza, a 21st-century disability rights advocate who appeared at the 2016 Democratic Convention
2016 Democratic Convention
in favor of Hillary Clinton

External links[edit]

(in Spanish) Page about the Somozas The Deaths of Somoza

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