Roosevelt, when asked about American support for the notorious Nicaraguan despot Anastasio Somoza
, purportedly replied, "He may be a son of a bitch, but he's our son of a bitch.
13) Anastasio Somoza
had seized control of Nicaragua in 1936, and he remained very much in charge of that country until his assassination in 1956.
PN chief Aminta Granera, a former nun who left the church in the 1970s to join the Sandinista struggle against dictator Anastasio Somoza
DeBayle, went to the scene of the crime and promised a thorough investigation.
Later, he learned that the rector was a cousin of Nicaragua's brutal dictator, Anastasio Somoza
En 1979, tras la victoria del Frente Sandinista contra las fuerzas de Anastasio Somoza
, fue nombrado Ministro de Cultura, puesto que retuvo hasta 1987.
Cardenal, who supported the 1979 revolution that ousted dictator Anastasio Somoza
and became culture minister under Sandinista President Daniel Ortega in 1980, has criticised the papacies of Benedict and his predecessor John Paul II as a "step backward" for the Church.
pez to assassinate dictator Anastasio Somoza
Also like me, he was one of many thousands of young volunteers from the United States and other parts of the world who wanted to witness and contribute to the rebuilding of Nicaragua following the triumph of the Sandinista revolution over the repressive dictatorship of Anastasio Somoza
Ortega led the Sandinista movement that overthrew dictator Anastasio Somoza
in 1979, and withstood a concerted effort by the U.
The rum survived the uprising against dictator Anastasio Somoza
and an almost decade-long cM1 war that pitted the Sandinista government against U.
They describe the immediate interference in Nicaraguan affairs by the US after formal independence in the 19th century, including invasion and occupation between 1912 and 1933 and the US-sponsorship of the Somoza dictatorial dynasty through to the overthrow of Anastasio Somoza
Debayle by the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN) in 1979.
Ortega led the 1979 Sandinista uprising that ousted the US-backed government of Anastasio Somoza
and served as president from 1985-1990.