Anastasio Somoza


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Anastasio ("Tacho") Somoza García (1 February 1896 – 29 September 1956) was officially the President of Nicaragua from 1 January 1937 to 1 May 1947 and from 21 May 1950 to 29 September 1956, but ruled effectively as dictator from 1936 until his assassination. more »

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  • ''Indeed, you won the elections, but I won the count.''
    Anastasio Somoza (1896-1956), Nicaraguan dictator. Quoted in Guardian (London, June 17, 1977). Said to an opponent accusing him of rigging the ele...
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