Sandinista Youth

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Sandinista Youth
Juventud Sandinista or Juventud Sandinista 19 de Julio
Logo of Sandinista Youth.jpg
Logo of the Sandinista Youth (since 2011)
AbbreviationJS
Formation1979 (39 years)
TypeYouth organisation
HeadquartersManagua, Nicaragua Nicaragua
Region served
Nicaragua
Coordinator
Pedro Orozco [1]
Parent organization
Sandinista National Liberation Front
AffiliationsWorld Federation of Democratic Youth
WebsiteJuventud Presidente

The Sandinista Youth (Spanish: Juventud Sandinista or Juventud Sandinista 19 de Julio) is the youth organization of the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN) party in Nicaragua. The Sandinista Youth arose informally during the Nicaraguan Revolution and it was formally founded by Gonzalo Carrión [2] after the FSLN victory on July 19, 1979.

Members - or militants (as they call themselves) - of the Sandinista Youth

Since 2011 the organization has been part of umbrella organization Juventud Presidente,[3] which unites several youth organizations that support Nicaraguan President and Sandinista revolutionary commandante Daniel Ortega.

Besides being considered mainly a peaceful political youth organization, its members—or militants (as they refer to themselves)--have been associated with Sandinista mobs, parapolice or paramilitary groups to suppress opposition during the times in political power.[1][4][5][6][7]

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  1. ^ a b "Las andanzas de Pedro Orozco, el coordinador de la Juventud Sandinista". La Prensa, Nicaragua. 2017-07-09. Retrieved 2018-06-02.
  2. ^ "Críticas a la nueva Juventud Sandinista". La Prensa, Nicaragua. 2017-07-20. Retrieved 2018-06-02.
  3. ^ "Juventud Presidente". Facebook. 2011-02-28. Retrieved 2018-06-02.
  4. ^ "Behind the State of Emergency". Envío. November 1985. Retrieved 2018-06-02.
  5. ^ "Nicaragua: Authorities unleashed a lethal strategy of repression against protesters". Amnesty International. 2018-05-28. Retrieved 2018-06-02.
  6. ^ "The IACHR returns to Somoza's Nicaragua". Global Americans. 2018-05-18. Retrieved 2018-06-02.
  7. ^ "IACHR Urges Nicaragua to Dismantle Parapolice Groups and Protect Right to Peaceful Protest". Organization of American States. 2018-06-01. Retrieved 2018-06-02.