Samuel Santos López

Samuel Santos López (born December 13, 1938)[1] 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).

Samuel Santos López in 2010


Santos Lopez was born in Managua, Nicaragua, to Samuel Santos-Fernandez and Lucila Lopez-Bermudez.

He served as mayor of Managua, participating in a debate with New York City Mayor Ed Koch in 1983.[2]

He is a member of the Sandinista National Liberation Front, and is involved with a number of businesses and organisations.

During his tenure as Minister of Foreign Affairs, Santos López has been involved in a maritime border dispute with Colombia.[3][4]

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".[5] Nicaragua was one of the first countries to recognize South Ossetian independence.

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  1. ^ Nicaraguan Biographies: A Resource Book. U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Public Affairs. 1988. p. 31.
  2. ^ Goodwin, Michael (October 19, 1983). "Koch And Managua's Mayor Have A Debate". New York Times. Retrieved 2008-08-09.
  3. ^ "Court weighs Caribbean islets row". BBC News. 13 December 2007. Retrieved 2008-08-09.
  4. ^ "Nicaragua steps up sea border row". BBC News. 13 February 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-09.
  5. ^ "Decree on conferring the Order of Friendship to Samuel Santos López" (in Russian). President of South Ossetia (official website). 13 April 2010. Retrieved 2 May 2010.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Norman José Caldera Cardenal
Foreign Minister of Nicaragua
January 10, 2007 – 2017
Succeeded by
Denis Moncada