Famous People Born In Managua

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Bianca Jagger
(Nicaraguan Social and Human Rights Advocate & Wife of Singer Mick Jagger)
Bianca Jagger
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: May 2, 1945
Sun Sign: Taurus

Bianca Jagger is a Nicaraguan social rights advocate. She is credited with founding the Bianca Jagger Human Rights Foundation, where she is currently serving as the chairperson. For her work as a humanitarian, Jagger has received several awards, including the Champion of Justice Award. A former actress, Jagger appeared in many movies and TV shows throughout the 1970s and 1980s.

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Alexis Arguello
(Nicaraguan Three-weight World Champion Boxer)
Alexis Arguello
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 19, 1952
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: July 1, 2009

Nicaraguan professional boxer Alexis Arguello had once held the world featherweight, lightweight, and junior lightweight titles. He fought for the Contras against the Sandinista regime, and then continued his boxing career in the US, before returning to politics and becoming the mayor of Managua. He eventually died by suicide.

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Jonathan Loáisiga
(Baseball player)
Jonathan Loáisiga
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 2, 1994
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Gioconda Belli
(Nicaraguan Author, Novelist and One of the Prominent Sandinistas Who Opposed the Somoza Dictatorship)
Gioconda Belli
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 9, 1948
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Nicaraguan novelist and poet Gioconda Belli is noted for works like the semi-autobiographical novel La Mujer Habitada and the allegory El infinito en la palma de la mano that won her Premio Biblioteca Breve. A prominent member of Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN), which established a revolutionary government overthrowing Anastasio Somoza DeBayle, Belli handled media relations for the FSLN government  

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Pedro Miguel Arce
(Actor)
Pedro Miguel Arce
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Birthdate: June 17, 1976
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Felix Alvarado
(Nicaraguan Professional Boxer)
Felix Alvarado
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 15, 1989
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
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Román González
(Nicaraguan Professional Boxer)
Román González
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 16, 1987
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
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José Santos Zelaya
(President of Nicaragua (1893 - 1909))
José Santos Zelaya
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 1, 1853
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: May 17, 1919

José Santos Zelaya was a Nicaraguan political figure best remembered for his service as the President of Nicaragua from 1893 to 1909. During his presidency, Zelaya enacted many progressive programs, such as established steam ship lines and improved railroads and public education. José Santos Zelaya also enacted a number of constitutional rights.

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Rosario Murillo
(Vice President & First Lady of Nicaragua)
Rosario Murillo
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 22, 1951
Sun Sign: Cancer

Rosario Murillo is a Nicaraguan poet and politician. She is the current Vice President and First Lady of Nicaragua; she is the wife of the current President Daniel Ortega. A polyglot, Murillo speaks English, Spanish, French, and Italian. Murillo is also known for her controversial personality. Renowned for her New Age beliefs, Murillo has struggled with alcohol and drug addiction.

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Arnoldo Alemán
(President of Nicaragua)
Arnoldo Alemán
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 23, 1946
Sun Sign: Aquarius

Arnoldo Alemán is a Nicaraguan politician who became the 81st President of Nicaragua on 10 January 1997. A qualified lawyer, he practiced law for several years before entering politics. As the president, he was successful in promoting economic growth in the country. After his term ended in 2002, he was convicted of corruption. These convictions were later overturned. 

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Rene Alvarado
(Nicaraguan Professional Boxer)
Rene Alvarado
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 15, 1989
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Xiomara Blandino
(Beauty pageant contestant)
Xiomara Blandino
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 10, 1984
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Rosendo Álvarez
(Nicaraguan Retired Professional Boxer)
Rosendo Álvarez
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 6, 1970
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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Cristofer Rosales
(Nicaraguan Professional Boxer)
Cristofer Rosales
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 6, 1994
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Arturo Cruz Jr.
(Diplomat)
Arturo Cruz Jr.
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 13, 1953
Sun Sign: Leo
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Lillian Molieri
(Actress)
Lillian Molieri
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Birthdate: January 18, 1925
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: September 13, 1980
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Camilo Mejia
(United States Army)
Camilo Mejia
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 28, 1975
Sun Sign: Virgo
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Zoilamerica Ortega Murillo
(Consultant)
Zoilamerica Ortega Murillo
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1967 AD
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Daisy Zamora
(Nicaraguan-Born Contemporary Latin American Poet & Political Activist)
Daisy Zamora
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 20, 1950
Sun Sign: Gemini

Daisy Zamora is a Nicaraguan poet whose work covers human rights, politics, daily life, feminist issues, art, revolution, history, and culture. A political activist, Zamora took part in the fight against the dictatorship of Anastasio Somoza García during the 1970s. Daisy Zamora has also been an ardent supporter of women's rights for many years now. 

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Humberto Ortega
(Nicaraguan Military Leader and Revolutionary)
Humberto Ortega
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 10, 1947
Sun Sign: Capricorn

Nicaraguan military leader Humberto Ortega, the brother of Nicaraguan president Daniel Ortega, was associated with the Sandinista Popular Army, which was built to overthrow the Nicaraguan National Guard. He later served as Nicaragua’s defense minister and also penned several books, such as Epic of the Insurrection.

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Adolfo Calero
(Nicaraguan Businessman and Leader of the 'Nicaraguan Democratic Force')
Adolfo Calero
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 22, 1931
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: June 2, 2012

Adolfo Calero was a Nicaraguan businessman who led the Nicaraguan Democratic Force, one of the first Contra groups of the country. The group was formed to oppose the Sandinista government. Adolfo Calero was portrayed in the 2017 American action comedy movie American Made, in which he was played by Daniel Lugo. 

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Katia Cardenal
(Singer-songwriter)
Katia Cardenal
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 19, 1963
Sun Sign: Gemini
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María Teresa Sánchez
(Rubén Darío Prize-Winning Nicaraguan Poet and Short-story Writer)
María Teresa Sánchez
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 15, 1918
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: August 21, 1994

Rubén Darío Prize-winning Nicaraguan poet and women’s suffrage activist María Teresa Sánchez is remembered for her immense contribution to Nicaraguan culture. She mostly wrote on themes of pain and sadness. She also established the Círculo de Letras association and founded her own publishing house, Nuevos Horizontes.

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Daisy Torres
(First Female Mayor of Managua)
Daisy Torres
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 11, 1956
Sun Sign: Pisces

Daisy Torres is a Nicaraguan politician who became the first female mayor of Managua in 2009. A popular politician, Torres held the post until 2018. Daisy Torres is one of the most important members of the Sandinista National Liberation Front.

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Nora Astorga
(Nicaraguan Revolutionary)
Nora Astorga
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 10, 1948
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: February 14, 1988

Nicaraguan revolutionary and guerrilla fighter Nora Astorga became associated with the Sandinistas while studying law. She worked as a corporate lawyer later, while continuing her revolutionary activities, this earning the reputation of a spy. She later served as the Nicaraguan ambassador to the United Nations.

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Daniela Torres
(Model)
Daniela Torres
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 22, 1990
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Adriana Dorn
(Beauty pageant contestant)
Adriana Dorn
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 30, 1986
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Indiana Sánchez
(Model)
Indiana Sánchez
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 3, 1987
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Pablo Antonio Cuadra
(One of the Most Popular Poets of Nicaragua)
Pablo Antonio Cuadra
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 4, 1912
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: January 2, 2002

Pablo Antonio Cuadra was a Nicaraguan essayist, playwright, graphic artist, art and literary critic. He is also counted among the most popular poets of Nicaragua. During his lifetime, Pablo Antonio Cuadra won many literary awards, including the prestigious Gabriela Mistral Inter-American Cultural Prize.

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Salvador Cardenal
(Songwriter)
Salvador Cardenal
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 6, 1960
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: March 8, 2010
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Luis Alberto Pérez
(Nicaraguan Former Professional Boxer)
Luis Alberto Pérez
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 6, 1978
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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Lya Barrioz
(Singer)
Lya Barrioz
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: June 8, 1970
Sun Sign: Gemini
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Emilio Álvarez Montalván
(Former Foreign Minister of Nicaragua (1997 – 1998))
Emilio Álvarez Montalván
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 31, 1919
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: July 2, 2014

Emilio Álvarez Montalván was a Nicaraguan ophthalmologist and political figure. He is best remembered for his service as the Foreign Minister of Nicaragua from 1997 to 1998. After his retirement, Emilio Alvarez continued to contribute to the national political culture, for which he was awarded honorary doctorates.

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Karla Moreno
(Weightlifter)
Karla Moreno
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 15, 1988
Sun Sign: Pisces
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Carlos Buitrago
(Nicaraguan Professional Boxer)
Carlos Buitrago
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 16, 1991
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
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Roberto Vargas
(Legendary Nicaraguan Poet Who Was Associated with the Nicaraguan Revolution of the 1970s)
Roberto Vargas
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 24, 1941
Sun Sign: Pisces

Nicaraguan poet Roberto Vargas has also been a prominent political activist. He is known for his efforts in organizing community meets in the Mission district of San Francisco. He helped the local poets of the Latin community and also contributed to the Nicaraguan Revolution through his Spanish newspaper Gaceta Sandinista.

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Christianne Meneses Jacobs
(Writer, Editor and Founder of 'Iguana' and 'YO SÉ')
Christianne Meneses Jacobs
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 28, 1971
Sun Sign: Aries

Christianne Meneses Jacobs is a Nicaraguan American teacher, writer, and editor. She is best known as the publisher of a Spanish-language children's magazine called Iguana. In 2009, Iguana was awarded the Multicultural Children's Publication Award. Christianne Meneses Jacobs is also credited with founding another children's magazine called YO SÉ!

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José de Jesús Martínez
(Writer)
José de Jesús Martínez
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 8, 1929
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: January 27, 1991
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Yolanda Blanco
(Pathbreaking Nicaraguan Poet Who Mostly Wrote on Feminist Themes)
Yolanda Blanco
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 1954
Sun Sign: Scorpio

Nicaraguan poet Yolanda Blanco is credited for organizing the first poetry lectures ever, which featured major women poets of her country. A Calicanto member, she also participated in the Venezuelan literary scene, when she was overlooked by the Sandinista party. She often wrote on themes such as feminism, nature, love, and sexuality.

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Blanca Castellón
(Nicaraguan Poet and Vice President of 'Nicaraguan Center of Writers')
Blanca Castellón
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 1958 AD

Blanca Castellón is a Nicaraguan poet and the current vice president of the Nicaraguan Center of Writers. The recipient of the prestigious Instituto de Estudios Modernistas of poetry, Blanca Castellón is renowned for penning such poems as Ama del espíritu, Flotaciones, and Orilla opuesta.

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Martha Cecilia Ruiz
(Nicaraguan Poet, Journalist, Writer, and Social Activist)
Martha Cecilia Ruiz
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 25, 1972
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Martha Cecilia Ruiz is a Nicaraguan poet, journalist, writer, and social activist. She is best known for directing a popular radio talk show titled El País Azul. Martha Cecilia Ruiz is also known as the founder of the Forum of Cultural Journalists of Nicaragua and Three Times Three.

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Marina Cárdenas
(Singer)
Marina Cárdenas
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 26, 1946
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: October 31, 2014
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Marianela Lacayo
(Model)
Marianela Lacayo
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: March 20, 1981
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Juan Palacios
(Nicaraguan Boxer)
Juan Palacios
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 31, 1980
Sun Sign: Virgo
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Dalila Rugama
(Nicaraguan Javelin Thrower)
Dalila Rugama
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 9, 1984
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Karly Gaitán Morales
(Nicaraguan Journalist, Writer, and Film Historian)
Karly Gaitán Morales
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Birthdate: March 25, 1980
Sun Sign: Aries

Karly Gaitán Morales is a Nicaraguan journalist, writer, and film historian. She is best known for her compilation work, a book named To Conquer a Dream, which outlines the history of Nicaraguan cinema. The book has been hailed as Nicaraguan cinema's first biography.

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Rossana Lacayo
(Photographer)
Rossana Lacayo
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Listed In: Photographers
Birthdate: September 3, 1956
Sun Sign: Virgo
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Milú Vargas
(Lawyer)
Milú Vargas
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: April 30, 1950
Sun Sign: Taurus
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Vidaluz Meneses
(Nicaraguan Poet and Social Activist)
Vidaluz Meneses
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: May 28, 1944
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: July 27, 2016

Vidaluz Meneses was a Nicaraguan poet, social activist, and librarian. She is credited with co-founding the Nicaraguan Association of Writers and served as its first president. Vidaluz Meneses is counted among the most important Nicaraguan poets of the 1970s. In 2013, she was honored with the prestigious International Latino Book Award.

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Alfonso Molina
(Nicaraguan Boxer)
Alfonso Molina
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 6, 1944
Sun Sign: Libra