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Anastasio Somoza

AKA Anastasio Somoza Debayle

Born: 5-Dec-1925
Birthplace: León, Nicaragua
Died: 17-Sep-1980
Location of death: Asunción, Paraguay
Cause of death: Assassination
Remains: Buried, Woodlawn Park North Cemetery, Miami, FL

Gender: Male
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: Hispanic
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Head of State

Nationality: Nicaragua
Executive summary: Dictator of Nicaragua

Military service: Nicaraguan National Guard

Father: Anastasio Somoza García
Brother: Luis Somoza Debayle (President of Nicaragua)
Wife: Hope Portocarrero (m. 10-Dec-1950, three sons, two daughters)
Son: Anastasio Somoza Portocarrero
Son: Julio
Daughter: Carolina
Daughter: Carla
Son: Roberto

    High School: Saint Leo Preparatory College, Saint Leo, FL
    University: US Military Academy, West Point (1946)

    President of Nicaragua 1974 to 17-Jul-1979 (overthrown)
    President of Nicaragua 1967-72
    Declared Martial Law Sep-1978

Author of books:
Nicaragua Betrayed (1980, memoir)


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