Definition of Somoza in English:


Line breaks: Som¦oza
Pronunciation: /səˈməʊzə
  • 1The name of a family of Nicaraguan statesmen:
  • 1.1 Anastasio (1896–1956), President 1937–47 and 1951-6; full name Anastasio Somoza García. He took presidential office following a military coup in 1936. Somoza ruled Nicaragua as a virtual dictator and was assassinated.
  • 1.2 Luis (1922–67), President 1957–63, son of Anastasio; full name Luis Somoza Debayle.
  • 1.3 Anastasio (1925–80), President 1967–79, younger brother of Luis; full name Anastasio Somoza Debayle. His dictatorial regime was overthrown by the Sandinistas and he was assassinated while in exile in Paraguay.

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