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Anastasio Somazo Garcia and Juan Peron

Garcia with president Peron of Argentina. Garcia is on the left.

Anastasio Somoza Garcia was the President of Nicaragua from 1937 to his assassination in 1956. In 1937 when he became President he started a dynasty which would rule the country until his son Anastasio Somoza Debayle's overthrow in 1979, His rule was often seen as one of the most corrupt and brutal in history alongside Dominican dictator Rafael Trujillo. Garcia also ammassed a personal fortune of an estimated $400 million through illegal gambling, prostitution, and alcohol distilling. The character Anastasio is named after him and his son.

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