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Gabby asked in Education & ReferenceTrivia · 1 decade ago

Who are some famous Nicaraguans?

those who are known for their good deeds, bringing peace, changing the world etc.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Unless I list professional athletes; actors and actresses; and others with little political influence, I believe that I must list the following, the politics of whom have not always been popular in the United States, but who have brought change to Nicaragua and to the international community; and among whose lives are found progressive efforts.

    AUGUSTO CESAR SANDINO:

    Born in Nicaragua in May, 1895, he became recognized as a revolutionary. He lead the rebellion against the presence of United States military forces in the country. He was hailed a hero by Latin Americans but a "bandit" by the United States government. He was later killed by Anastasio Somoza García. In the years to follow, the Sandinista National Liberation Front adopted his heritage and broke the dictatorship of Somoza by 1979.

    http://www.nicaragua.com/culture/famous-nicaraguan...

    RUBEN DARIO:

    Born in Metapa/Ciudad Darío as Felix Ruben Garcia Sarmiento in January of 1867, he wrote under the pseudonym of Ruben Dario. He is perhaps the most famous poet from Nicaragua. His work is internationally know and admired. He has had lasting influence on Latin American Poetry. He became internationally recognized when he published a collection of short stories and poetry called "Azul". "Azul" is recognized as a masterpiece. Dario combined hope and beauty, with the honesty of his vision of the frustrations of those who struggle against the status-quo.

    http://www.nicaragua.com/blog/the-nicaraguan-poet-...

    http://www.biographybase.com/biography/Dario_Ruben...

    SERGIO RAMIREZ MERCADO:

    Born in Masatepe during 1942, he has become known as a great writer and intellectual. He also served as vice-president from 1984 to 1990 and played an important role in the Government Junta of National Reconstruction. Sergio Rami­rez began to led the "Group of Twelve" in 1977. This was a group of important people (mostly intellectuals, political activists, and priests) who supported the FSLN (Frente Sandinista de Liberacion Nacional). They worked to overthrow dictator Anastasio Somoza Debayle's dictatorship. Throughout his political involvement, Rami­rez published several of his works and won many awards for these. It was he who presented the key statement before an assembly of Latin American intellectuals in Managua on March 4, 1982 which focused on the threats facing the political stability of Nicaragua; the creation of the democratic community of Honduras, El Salvador and Costa Rica; establishment of U.S. military bases on the island of Amapala in the Gulf of Fonseca; and the presence of North American warships in the Gulf of Fonseca.

    http://www.thenation.com/authors/sergio-ram%C3%ADr...

    http://www.quedelibros.com/autor/7415/Ramirez-Merc...

    JODE DANIEL ORTEGA SAAVEDRA:

    Born in La Libertad, Nicaragua, in 1945, he has been a guerilla leader and controversial political figure in Nicaragua. He was a member of the Sandinista junta that took power in 1979; and he became the elected president of Nicaragua from November 1984 to April 1990 and again from January 2007. In 2007, with strong support among Nicaragua's poor, he secured a large enough plurality to defeat conservative candidate Eduardo Montealegre. Ortega took office in January 2007, and, during his first months as president, it seemed to many that he had carried out his inaugural promises of implementing programs to eliminate hunger and illiteracy among the country's impoverished, of maintaining a free-trade agreement with the United States, and of creating more private-sector jobs. But, after his first year in office, Ortega's critics questioned his motives when he began restricting news coverage, denying journalists access to government reports, and aligning himself with Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez. In July 2009, on the 30th anniversary of the FSLN revolution, Ortega announced his intention to amend the constitution so that the president could be reelected to a second, consecutive term. In October, in response to a petition from Ortega and more than 100 mayors, the Nicaraguan Supreme Court lifted the constitutional ban on consecutive reelection, allowing Ortega to run in the country's 2011 presidential election.

    http://www.biography.com/articles/Daniel-Ortega-40...

    The restrictions imposed by Yahoo! Answers do not permit me to provide additional text or more than four additional sources. Thus, I shall include a few more without discusion, but with a source for each.

    NORA ASTROGA

    http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=940...

    DAISY ZAMORA

    http://www.trueknowledge.com/q/biography_of_daisy_...

    LETICIA HERNANDEZ-LINARES

    http://home.comcast.net/~tecpatl/LHernandez08.pdf

    ARLEN SIU

    http://www.worldlingo.com/ma/enwiki/en/Arlen_Siu

    Good luck!

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    Famous Nicaraguans

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