Nicaragua - Enrique Bolaños Geyers - Research Article from Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations

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Political Background

For most of the twentieth century Nicaragua lived under the dictatorship of the Somoza family. After gaining power in a country torn by corruption and conflict between the Liberal and Conservative parties, Anastasio Somoza emerged as leader of the National Guard. Trained by U.S. Marines, Somoza kept close links with the U.S. military. After winning an uncontested election in 1936, Somoza controlled political power as president, or through puppet presidents of his own choosing. After his assassination in 1956, Somoza was succeeded by his eldest son, Luis, who held office for six years. His brother, Anastasio Jr., became chief of the military. Supporters of the Somoza family held the presidency from 1963 to 1967. In 1967 Anastasio Jr. won the presidency in an election filled with fraud and repressive tactics. Despite opposition from his own Liberal Party, Anastasio Jr. was reelected in 1974. By...

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