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Anastasio Somoza Garcia
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World Leader
    (February 1, 1896-September 29, 1956)
    Born in San Marcos, Nicaragua
    Joined Liberal rebellion (1926)
    Nicknamed ‘Tacho’
    President of Nicaragua (January 1, 1937-May 1, 1947, May 21, 1950-September 29, 1956)
    He had General Augusto Sandino assassinated during peace talks, which violated their agreement (February 21, 1934).
    Sandino’s supporters were subsequently murdered by the National Guard, which he led.
    During the interim years between his presidencies, his family was the actual ruler of Nicaragua.
    Even though political parties were allowed to exist in theory, he rigged elections in favor of his party.
    He made a huge profit by seizing the properties of Nicaragua’s German community during World War II.
    Costa Rica accused him for aiding rebels (1948).
    His two sons eventually became dictators.
    One of his sons, José, was illegitimate.
    He left Nicaragua a backward, corrupt country for a long time.
    His wedding was disapproved by his in-laws.
    He spoke English without an accent, which helped him act as interpreter during the negotiations for the Liberal rebellion.
    He was regarded as an anti-communist despite his authoritarian regime.
    In reference to his anti-communist stance, Franklin Roosevelt probably said, ‘Somoza may be a s.o.b., but he's our s.o.b.’ (1939).
    He was shot at a banquet celebrating his renomination by the National Liberal convention, and died of wounds eight days later.

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