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Somoza, Anastasio

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishSomoza, AnastasioAnastasio SomozaSo‧mo‧za, An‧as‧ta‧si‧o /səˈməʊzə, ˌænəˈstɑːsiəʊ/  (1896–1956) a Nicaraguan solider and politician. Supported by the US, he took control of Nicaragua in the 1930s and ruled as a dictator until he was killed by political opponents. His son Anastasio Somoza Debayle (1925–80) then took control, and remained in power until he was removed by the sandinistas in 1979.
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