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

Somoza Dynasty
República de Nicaragua
1937–1979
Location of Nicaragua
CapitalManagua
Common languagesSpanish
GovernmentMilitary dictatorship
President of Nicaragua 
Historical eraCold War
January 1 1937
1960s
• Disestablished
July 17 1979
CurrencyNicaraguan córdoba
ISO 3166 codeNI
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Nicaragua
Nicaragua

HistoryEdit

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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