Former guerrilla and 2006 Nicaraguan presidential candidate with the Alternative for Change party. He was the leader of the Southern Front, the largest militia in southern Nicaragua, during the Somoza regime and it was his group that was the first to identify themselves as "Sandinistas".
He founded the southern Nicaraguan ARDE after becoming disillusioned with Anastasio Somoza Debayle's methods of ruling.
He was responsible for the standoff in the Nicaraguan National Palace in 1978.
He married three times, all of which ended.
He has pledged support to Daniel Ortega and the Sandinista regime.