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 (săn′də-nē′stə, sän′-)
A member or advocate of the leftist political party that governed Nicaragua from 1979 to 1990.

[Spanish sandinista, after César Augusto Sandino + Spanish -ista, -ist (from Latin -istēs, -ista; see -ist).]


(in Nicaragua) n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy)
a. one of a left-wing group of revolutionaries who overthrew President Somoza in 1979 and formed a socialist coalition government. The Sandinistas were opposed militarily by the US-backed Contras during the 1980s and were defeated in a general election in 1990
b. (as modifier): the Sandinista revolution.
[C20: from Spanish, named after Augusto César Sandino a Nicaraguan general and rebel leader, murdered in 1933]


(ˌsæn dəˈni stə)

n., pl. -tas.
a member of the Nicaraguan revolutionary organization that controlled Nicaragua from 1979 to 1989.
[1928, in sense “supporter of Sandino”; < American Spanish, after Augusto CésarSandino(1893–1934), Nicaraguan revolutionary]
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The Ministry of Interior was renamed Ministry of Government and the Sandinista Police became the National Police.
For many Nicaraguans, it hasn't really mattered whether the government's acclaimed ideology was Sandinista Left or neoliberal Right, the upshot has been a hardscrabble life, little meaningful work, and less hope.
The session marked the Sandinista revolution's recent 20th anniversary, which I was slated to cover.
A 1972 earthquake that leveled Managua and killed 10,000; the brutal kleptocracy of Anastasio Somoza; the Sandinista Revolution; the Contra War; tsunamis and hurricanes--all these Nicaraguans have already endured.
Yet in October, much to the disappointment of campesinos around here, former Sandinista President Daniel Ortega, out of power since 1990, lost a bid to get his old job back.
Recientemente, varios escritores y figuras publicas nicaraguenses han publicado memorias que indagan implicita o explicitamente en la transformacion del sandinismo y en la relevancia ideologica de la revolucion sandinista para la actualidad sociopolitica de su pais.
Along the Atlantic seaboard, the Miskito Indians, who had regional autonomy until 1984 and have ever since resisted central jurisdiction, increased their resistance to the Sandinista regime.
De sobra habra quienes, de lejos o de cerca, tengan mucho que decir y contar sobre el triunfo y caida del Frente Sandinista de Liberacion Nacional (FSLN); pero no todos cuentan con el arma de un lenguaje cinematografico como el de Mercedes Moncada, espanola y nicaraguense, que ademas de haber crecido en Nicaragua durante el ejercicio en el poder de la Revolucion Sandinista, vive en Mexico y estudio sociologia.
Nicaragua's ruling Sandinista party has swept the mayoral elections, winning over three-quarters of the votes cast throughout the Central American country Sunday.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in a message on Sunday extended condolences to his Nicaraguan counterpart, nation and government on the death of Thomas Borge, the last living co-founder of the Sandinista National Liberation Front in the Latin American country.
Poet, statesman, and the last surviving founder of the leftist Frente Sandinista de Liberacion Nacional (FSLN), a guerilla movement that overthrew dictator Anastasio "Tachito" Somoza Debayle, the last of the Somoza family dictators who ruled Nicaragua from 1936 to 1979, Borge was laid to rest May 2 in Managua's Plaza de la Revolucion.
Montoya's book begins with a fascinating account of how she, a middleclass Peruvian who identified strongly with the Sandinista Revolution, found herself spending 20 years repeatedly returning to the peasant community of El Tule, and how to her surprise that experience dramatically changed her thinking about what was really going on in Nicaragua since, as a Latin American, she thought she already understood it.