Humberto Ortega

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Birthday
10, 1947
Birthplace
Nicaragua
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
10, 1947 (age 72)
Birthplace
Nicaragua

About

Nicaraguan revolutionary leader who published many works about his involvement with the Sandinistas, the revolutionary group that ended the Somoza dynasty.

Before Fame

He founded the South American rebel group FSLN, which fought the Somoza dictatorship, which ruled Nicaragua from 1936 to 1979.

Trivia

He became the Minister of Defense of the new Nicaraguan revolutionary government.

Family Life

His father Daniel Ortega was also part of the FSLN, and became president of the new government.

Associated With

President Ronald Reagan, against Congress' orders, funded the Contra army that fought against his regime.