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Nicaraguan students campaign against government, 1944

Time period
27 June, 1944 to 14 July, 1944
Total points
5 out of 10 points
Name of researcher, and date dd/mm/yyyy
Benjamin Bernard-Herman, 27/02/2012

In 1936, Anastasio Somoza was elected president of Nicaragua. He ran under the the Liberal Nationalist Party, or PLN. He was elected with broad support among liberals in Nicaragua, although, soon after his election, small numbers of Nicaraguans started to gather in opposition to his presidency. In 1937, a small group of university graduates formed a dicussion group that was highly critical of Somoza; the members of this unnamed group would go on to found the Independent Liberal Party, or PLI - the organization that led the campaign against Somoza in 1944.