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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...
Franco, Itamar Augusto(Encyclopedia)Franco, Itamar Augusto, 1930–2011, Brazilian political leader. He began his political career as mayor (1966–74) of his hometown, Juiz de Fora, and was subsequently (1974, 1982) elected to the Braz...
Pinochet Ugarte, Augusto(Encyclopedia)Pinochet Ugarte, Augusto ougoos´t pnch´ oogär´t [key], 1915–2006, president and dictator of Chile (1973–90). An army general who served as chief of staff (1972–73) and commande...
Leguía, Augusto Bernardino(Encyclopedia)Leguía, Augusto Bernardino ougoos´t brnärd´n lg´ä [key], 1863–1932, president of Peru (1908–12, 1919–30). In his second administration Leguía promulgated a new constitution ...
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...
Bluefields(Encyclopedia)Bluefields, town (1995 pop. 30,208), capital of the South Atlantic Coast Autonomous Region and Zelaya dept., SE Nicaragua, on Bluefields Bay at the mouth of the Escondido River. It is Nicaragua's chie...
Aylwin Azócar, Patricio(Encyclopedia)Aylwin Azócar, Patricio l´wn äz´kär [key], 1918–2016, president of Chile (1990–94). A lawyer and the son of a Chilean supreme court president, Aylwin was a founder of the Christian Demo...
Rey, H. A.(Encyclopedia)Rey, H. A., 1898–1977, German-American writer and illustrator of children's books, b. Hamburg as Hans Augusto Reyersbach. He and his wife, Margret Rey, 1906–1996, b. Hamburg as Margarete Elisabeth...
Allende Gossens, Salvador(Encyclopedia)Allende Gossens, Salvador sälvär´ äyn´d g´sns [key], 1908–73, president of Chile (1970–73). A physician, he helped found the Chilean Socialist party in 1933, was minister of hea...
Donoso, José(Encyclopedia)Donoso, José hs´ dn´s [key], 1924–96, Chilean novelist and short-story writer, b. Santiago. He attended Princeton and taught there and at the Univ. of Iowa (1965–67). Donoso moved to ...
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