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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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2) Based largely upon Costa Rican sources, this article covers events from 1948, the year when Costa Rica's Second Republic was bom, until 1990, the year when Nicaragua's Sandinista government lost a presidential election and its East Germany ally disappeared.
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.
A pair of deadly shooting attacks just hours after government sympathizers celebrated the 35th anniversary of Nicaragua's Frente Sandinista de Liberacion Nacional (FSLN)-led revolution have produced across-the-board condemnation but also widespread confusion in the politically polarized nation.
He noted that the Sandinista government of Nicaragua presided by (Daniel) Ortega later disputed and annulled the two countries' agreement on maritime borders because it had been signed under the US military pressure.
Montoya, an anthropologist and historian who has been working in Nicaragua since 1989, considers how patriarchal gender-dynamics were reproduced after the Sandinista revolution.
Nicaragua's ruling Sandinista party has swept the mayoral elections, winning over three-quarters of the votes cast throughout the Central American country Sunday.
The Islamic Republic sold oil to the Sandinista government in Nicaragua in the 1980s, and that unpaid debt, plus accummulated interest, now totals $164 million, according to the Managua daily El Nuevo Diario.
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.
President and onetime Sandinista revolutionary Daniel Ortega was reelected in a landslide, overcoming a constitutional limit on re-election and reports of voting problems, reports AP (Nov.
1984: Sandinistas claim victory Nicaragua's ruling Sandinista Front claims a victory in the country's first elections since the revolution five years ago.
Or Noir means 'black gold' in French, and the Somoza family ruled Nicaragua for a combined 43 years until falling to a revolution led by the Sandinista National Liberation Front in 1979.