Rigoberto López Pérez

Rigoberto Lopez Perez
Rigoberto López Pérez (May 13, 1929 – September 21, 1956) was a Nicaraguan poet, artist and composer.wikipedia
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Anastasio Somoza García

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He assassinated Anastasio Somoza García, the longtime dictator of Nicaragua.
On 21 September 1956, he was shot by poet Rigoberto López Pérez.

Nicaragua

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He assassinated Anastasio Somoza García, the longtime dictator of Nicaragua. Rigoberto López Pérez (May 13, 1929 – September 21, 1956) was a Nicaraguan poet, artist and composer. López was born and raised in León, Nicaragua; son of Soledad López and Francisco Pérez.
On September 21, 1956, Somoza García was shot to death by Rigoberto López Pérez, a 27-year-old Liberal Nicaraguan poet.

Sandinista National Liberation Front

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On September 21, 1981, 25 years after his death, the Sandinista government of Nicaragua declared Rigoberto López Pérez a National Hero by means of Decree no.

Idania Fernandez

The cold-blooded massacre of this Command, made up of Oscar Perez Cassar, Roger Deshon, Araceli Perez Darias, Idania Fernandez, Carlos Manuel Jarquin and Edgard Lang Sacasa, enraged the Sandinistas and accelerated the fall of the Somoza regime.
Ultimately; Dora María Téllez was chosen, the only woman in the operative, named after Rigoberto López Pérez.

Dennis Martínez National Stadium

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After the Sandinista victory in July, Nicaragua's national stadium in Managua, used as a venue for baseball and football as well as concerts and other events, was named after Lopéz, but on November 20, 1998, the 50th anniversary of the founding of the stadium, then-President Arnoldo Alemán issued a decree changing the stadium's name to Estadio Nacional Dennis Martínez.
In 1979, after the Sandinistas overthrew the Somoza dynasty, it was renamed in honor of Rigoberto López Pérez, the man who, in 1956, assassinated Anastasio Somoza García.

Dictator

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He assassinated Anastasio Somoza García, the longtime dictator of Nicaragua.

León, Nicaragua

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López was born and raised in León, Nicaragua; son of Soledad López and Francisco Pérez.

Violin

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That same year he learned to play the violin, which he played in the group.

Ludwig van Beethoven

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Lopéz's musical influences included Beethoven; Rubén Darío, a Nicaraguan poet, often referred to as the "Father of Modernism", was a major literary influence to him.

Rubén Darío

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Lopéz's musical influences included Beethoven; Rubén Darío, a Nicaraguan poet, often referred to as the "Father of Modernism", was a major literary influence to him.

Panama Canal Zone

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Lopéz was instantly killed in a hail of bullets and Somoza died a few days later in the Panama Canal Zone hospital.

Luis Somoza Debayle

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Somoza's son, Luis Somoza Debayle, replaced his father as president.

Arnoldo Alemán

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After the Sandinista victory in July, Nicaragua's national stadium in Managua, used as a venue for baseball and football as well as concerts and other events, was named after Lopéz, but on November 20, 1998, the 50th anniversary of the founding of the stadium, then-President Arnoldo Alemán issued a decree changing the stadium's name to Estadio Nacional Dennis Martínez.

Managua

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In 2006 a monument dedicated to López was built in his honor in Managua.

The People of Freedom

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In Italy, in the 1970s, Marcello De Angelis, now parliamentarian of PDL, who then was a songwriter engaged in the political movement Third Position, wrote a song dedicated to him, whose title is "Il poeta" (The Poet).

Third Position

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In Italy, in the 1970s, Marcello De Angelis, now parliamentarian of PDL, who then was a songwriter engaged in the political movement Third Position, wrote a song dedicated to him, whose title is "Il poeta" (The Poet).

National Guard (Nicaragua)

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In September 1956, Somoza Garcia was fatally shot by a young dissident poet, Rigoberto López Pérez, and was succeeded in the presidency by his elder son, Luis Somoza Debayle, while his youngest son Anastasio Somoza Debayle, a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point became the Chief Director of the National Guard.

Tomás Borge

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He was put under house arrest from 1956 to 1959 during the government crackdown following the assassination of Somoza by poet Rigoberto López Pérez.

List of Nicaraguans

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History of Nicaragua

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On September 21, 1956, a Nicaraguan poet, Rigoberto López Pérez, snuck into a party attended by the President and shot him in the chest.

Tyrannicide

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Many assassins have been killed in the act, such as Rigoberto López Pérez, who shot Nicaraguan dictator Anastasio Somoza García in 1956.