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Somoza Debayle, Anastasio(Encyclopedia)Somoza Debayle, Anastasio änästäs´y sm´sä b´l [key], 1925–80, president of Nicaragua (1967–72, 1974—79). The younger son of dictator Anastasio Somoza, he was educated in th...
Somoza Debayle, Luis(Encyclopedia)Somoza Debayle, Luis loos´ sm´sä b´l [key], 1922–67, president of Nicaragua (1957–63). The oldest son of the dictator Anastasio Somoza, he was educated in the United States. H...
Somoza, Anastasio(Encyclopedia)Somoza, Anastasio änästä´sy sm´sä [key], 1896–1956, president of Nicaragua (1937–47, 1950–56). After the end (1933) of U.S. military intervention in Nicaragua, he rose to power as he...
Sandinistas(Encyclopedia)Sandinistas, members of a left-wing Nicaraguan political party, the Sandinist National Liberation Front (FSLN). The group, named for Augusto Cesar Sandino, a former insurgent leader, was formed in 196...
Bustamante, Anastasio(Encyclopedia)Bustamante, Anastasio änästä´sy boostämän´t [key], 1780–1853, Mexican general and president (1830–32, 1837–41). He served in the royalist army against Hidalgo y Costilla and Morelos...
Sandino, Augusto César(Encyclopedia)Sandino, Augusto César ougoos´t s´sär sänd´n [key], 1895–1934, Nicaraguan revolutionary general. A farmer and a mining engineer, he joined the liberal revolution (1926) against the c...
Nicaragua(Encyclopedia)Nicaragua nkärä´gwä [key], officially Republic of Nicaragua, republic (2015 est. pop. 6,082,000), 49,579 sq mi (128,410 sq km), Central America. Nicaragua is bordered on the north and northwest ...
Organization of American States(Encyclopedia)Organization of American States (OAS), international organization, created Apr. 30, 1948, at Bogotá, Colombia, by agreement of Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, the Dominican R...
León(Encyclopedia)León, city (1995 pop. 125,117), W Nicaragua. It is Nicaragua's second largest city and the rail and commercial center between Corinto and Managua. It was founded in 1524 on Lake Managua by Francisco ...
Cuadra, Pablo Antonio(Encyclopedia)Cuadra, Pablo Antonio, 1912–2002, Nicaraguan poet, b. Managua. Early in life, Cuadra became a member of the Vanguard literary movement and edited (1929) its journal. Influenced by Rubén Darío and ...
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