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Nicaragua celebrates 39th anniversary of Sandinista Revolution

People hold Sandinista National Liberation Front flags on the 39th anniversary of the Nicaraguan Revolution. Photo: Reuters

People hold Sandinista National Liberation Front flags on the 39th anniversary of the Nicaraguan Revolution.  Photo: Reuters

Managua, July 19 (RHC)-- Nicaragua is marking the 39th anniversary of the triumph of the Popular Sandinista Revolution, a process that signaled the end of the Somoza family dictatorship and represented socio-economic transformations to benefit the Nicaraguan people. 

The historical turning point came on July 19,1979 as the Sandinista National Liberation Front, or FSLN, assumed the responsibilities of the government and set about reconstructing the country. 

A mass rally took place on Thursday in the Plaza de la Fe in the capital of Managua.  Nicaraguan Vice President Rosario Murillo called on the people of the nation to "celebrate in all the municipalities... to commemorate the victory en route to new victories in unison.”
Murillo exhorted that the triumph of the Sandinista Revolution be “guided in Christianity, in the love of thy neighbor, in socialism, in solidarity, the 39th anniversary (of the Sandinista Revolution) led to many new victories.” 

She also noted that the new victories should be in the name of “reconciliation and peace” and for the “prosperity of all Nicaraguan families.” 

The vice president conveyed the well wishes of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega for each and every Nicaraguan, "commitment to the common good, values of family and community restoration in all of our territories, together with security, peace, work and life.” 

The anniversary comes at time when the country is facing a socio-political crisis fueled by international right-wing forces, with the intention of overthrowing the government of President Daniel Ortega.

Edited by Pavel Jacomino
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