anastasio somoza debayle

Somoza Debayle

[saw-maw-sah the-vahy-le; English suh-moh-zuh duh-bahy-ley, -moh-suh]
noun
1.
Anastasio [ah-nahs-tah-syaw] , 1925–80, Nicaraguan army officer, businessman, and political leader: president 1967–72, 1974–79 (brother of Luis Somoza Debayle).
2.
Luis [lwees] , 1922–67, Nicaraguan political leader: president 1957–63.
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anastasio somoza debayle

third member of the Somoza dynasty to be president of Nicaragua (1967-79), who was also commander in chief of the armed forces

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