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  Statue of Sandino
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  • Statue of Sandino - Granada
      Statue of Sandino
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  • Welcome sign to Niquonohomo - Granada
      Welcome sign to Niquonohomo
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  • Sandino painting and quote - Granada
      Sandino painting and quote
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  • El Che is also an important Sandinista symbol - Granada
      El Che is also an important Sandinista symbol
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This is a little Pueblo Blanco that we visited with JB Fun Tours. Not too much to see but it is interested to drive through and hear about the history of Sandino who was a powerful general that believed in helping the poor. The President was threatened by him as he has a lot of support with the campesinos and he was executed.

Fonseca later used his name as inspiration for the Sandinista Party which believes in much of the same things that Sandino did, which was to give the poor and the working a better chance to live in dignity and equality. The Sandinista party is now the official opposition in the Congreso Nacional and elections are taking place in November.

The Sandino quote says: "Considero el mas alto deber de todo nicaraguense procurar por la paz de Nicaragua, pero la paz que dignifique y no la del esclavo." (translation: I consider it the utmost duty of all Nicaraguans to achieve peace in Nicaragua but peace in dignity and not peace in slavery."

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  • Updated Aug 15, 2006
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