Cuban First Vice President, Miguel Diaz-Canel, leads his country’s delegation to attend the celebrations for the 37th anniversary of the Sandinista Revolution in Nicaragua, Granma newspaper reported on Monday.
According to the newspaper, the delegation is also comprised of Deputy Foreign Minister, Ana Teresita Gonzalez, and Havana ambassador to Nicaragua, Eduardo Martinez.
The main event for the Nicaraguan anniversary will take place Tuesday in Managua, capital of the country.
“The Sandinistas” as they came to be known, were named after Cesar Augusto Sandino, a national hero of the Nicaraguan resistance against the American occupation from 1927 to 1933. The rebel group, inspired by the actions of Castro in Cuba, began to demonstrate against the US supported dictatorship of the Somoza family.
The actions of the Sandinistas led to brutal and bloody reprisals from the Somoza controlled National Guard, however; united under the FSLN banner, the Sandinistas prevailed. In July 1979 they overthrew the Somoza dictatorship. Somoza himself fled into exile and what was left of the National Guard was dissolved. On July 19, 1979, the Sandinistas took power in Nicaragua.
Source/Prensa Latina – Del Sur News