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Tag: Anastasio Somoza Nicaragua

  • Wednesday, July 18th 2018 - 07:12 UTC

    Ortega determined to quell rebellious Masaya by Thursday, Sandinista Liberation Day

    In the late 1970s, Masaya Monimbo's residents rose up against dictator Anastasio Somoza (Picture) as part of the Nicaraguan Revolution led in part by Ortega himself

    Nicaraguan national police and armed pro-government civilians laid siege to a symbolically important neighborhood that has recently become a center of resistance to President Daniel Ortega's government. Government forces began advancing on the Monimbo neighborhood in the city of Masaya before dawn Tuesday.

  • Friday, April 27th 2018 - 13:34 UTC

    The Washington Post: The political rot in Nicaragua

    By the thousands, Nicaraguans have taken to the streets in protest, and Ortega has responded with demonizing propaganda, media censorship and police gunfire.

    Nicaragua is a volcanic nation, geologically and politically. Forty years ago, seemingly out of nowhere, a series of popular eruptions shook the entrenched regime of Anastasio Somoza, who fell from power on 19 July, 1979. Today, one of the revolutionary architects of that dictator’s ouster, Sandinista party chief Daniel Ortega, rules the country of 6.1 million as high-handedly and corruptly as Somoza ever did.