DANIEL ORTEGA'S REVELOUTION
Daniel Ortega is the current day president of Nicaragua. Before Ortega, there was Anastasio Somoza Debayle, a dictator of the Somoza family that ruled form 1936. And, like most dictators, the people of Nicaragua did not like him very much. Daniel Ortega was one of these people, so after studying law at Central American University in Managua he joined the FLSN in 1963 to join the struggle to overthrow Debayle. He became the leader of the urban guerrilla front, but was arrested in 1967. He wasn't released until 1974, and after spending a year in Cuba he came back to Nicaragua to lead the northern and southern fronts. Eventually, Debayle resigned in 1981, and three years later Ortega became the president of the country.