Somoza family

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Somoza Dynasty
República de Nicaragua
1937–1979
Location of Nicaragua
Capital Managua
Common languages Spanish
Government Military dictatorship
President of Nicaragua  
Historical era Cold War
January 1 1937
1960s
• 
July 17 1979
Currency Nicaraguan córdoba
ISO 3166 code NI
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Nicaragua
Nicaragua

The Somoza family was an influential political dynasty who ruled Nicaragua as a family dictatorship from 1936 to 1979.

History[edit]

Anastasio Somoza García assumed the presidency after luring rebel leader Augusto César Sandino to peace talks, and murdering Sandino soon afterwards. Although they only held the presidency for 30 of those 43 years, they were the power behind the other presidents of the time through their control of the National Guard. Their regime was overthrown by the Sandinista National Liberation Front during the Nicaraguan Revolution.

Three of the Somozas served as President of Nicaragua. They were:

Other members of the Somoza family include:

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