Samuel Santos López
Samuel Santos López (born December 13, 1938) is a Nicaraguan politician, formerly the Minister of Foreign Affairs, appointed to the post on January 10, 2007 until 2017. He is also currently a director of the Bolsa de Valores de Nicaragua (Stock Exchange of Nicaragua).
Santos Lopez was born in Managua, Nicaragua, to Samuel Santos-Fernandez and Lucila Lopez-Bermudez.
He is a member of the Sandinista National Liberation Front, and is involved with a number of businesses and organisations.
On 13 April 2010, Santos López was awarded the Order of Friendship by President of South Ossetia Eduard Kokoity, "For a great contribution to the development of friendly relations among the nations, and actively support the independence of South Ossetia, and strengthening its international authority". Nicaragua was one of the first countries to recognize South Ossetian independence.
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- Biography at the Ministry of Foreign Relations (in Spanish)
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