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Villa Sandino is a municipality in the Chontales department of Nicaragua. A municipality or general-purpose district (compare with: special-purpose district) is an administrative local area generally composed of a clearly defined territory and commonly referring to a city, town, or village government. ... Chontales is a department in Nicaragua. ... Nicaragua is a unitary republic. ...


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The United States Marines in Nicaragua: Sandino Appears on the Scene, 1926-1928 (3144 words)
Shortly before the armistice, Sandino joined Moncada's forces and, on the strength of his victory, was welcomed as a brother in arms.
In spite of the knowledge that Sandino was in control of the greater part of Nueva Segovia, the Americans continued to look upon him as just another border outlaw and, as a result, underestimated both his strength and the zeal of his followers.
At 0100 on the morning of 19 September, one of Sandino's men tossed a homemade dynamite bomb toward the rear of the Marines' quarters.
granma.cu - (1092 words)
SANDINO, Pinar del Rio—I don’t know what Lidia Carrasco, a resident of La Fe village, would have said to Fidel and Hugo Chávez if she hadn’t been speechless from the emotion of receiving two hugs, one from each leader, but she told me later, "I hope the Virgin and the Lord keep them very healthy."
The first thing that President Hugo Chávez did when he arrived in Sandino with President Fidel Castro was to ask for a map, to orient himself geographically.
Despite not being able to see the expressions on the two leaders’ faces, given that reporters were seated at the very back of the gathering, both presidents were notably cheerful as they inaugurated one of the first projects to result from Bolivarian integration.
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