Juan José Estrada
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He was a member of the Conservative Party of Nicaragua. He began a rebellion against the liberal government of José Santos Zelaya in 1909. Zelaya soon resigned, and in August 1910 the unstable liberal government that succeeded him fell. Estrada became president, and the new conservative government was supported by the United States. During the conservative regime that followed his presidency for over 15 years, US marines had a presence in Nicaragua. Estrada was born and died in Managua.
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