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Augusto César Sandino Birth Place


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Augusto César Sandino was a Nicaraguan revolutionary leader who led a guerrilla resistance against the U.S. military occupation of Nicaragua from 1927 to 1933. His fight against imperialism and for national sovereignty made him a legendary figure in Nicaragua and throughout Latin America. Sandino’s legacy inspired the founding of the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN), which played a crucial role in the Nicaraguan Revolution that overthrew the Somoza dictatorship in 1979.

Born in Niquinohomo in 1895, Sandino became a prominent figure in the struggle against U.S. intervention. His leadership and guerrilla tactics galvanized widespread support among Nicaraguans.

Despite his assassination in 1934 by the National Guard in Managua, Sandino’s ideals continued to influence revolutionary movements in Nicaragua and beyond, symbolizing the fight for justice and national independence. His remains were never found, adding a layer of mystery and reverence to his legacy.