Nicaragua to Celebrate Anniversary of Sandinista Revolution

Managua, July 18. -Nicaraguans are readying Tuesday's celebrations of the 32nd anniversary of the Sandinista Revolution, and the 50th of the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN).The July 19, 1979 overthrow of the four-decade-long Somoza dictatorship is the most important event on the Sandinista calendar and coincides this year with the 50th anniversary of the FSLN's founding in 1961, as the organization that led the Nicaraguan people´s independence struggle.

In the last few days, FSLN local committees, and especially the 19th of July Sandinista Youth groups, have celebrated the event with many and diverse activities nationwide, with mass participation.

Most recently, a mass was celebrated Sunday in Esteli and attended by retired Gen. Moises Omar Hallesleven, vice presidential candidate in the upcoming November elections for the Sandinistas, who are running President Daniel Ortega for re-election.

The festivities will culminate Tuesday in a central event in Plaza de la Fe, close to Xolotlan Lake, where preparations have been underway to receive tens of thousands of Nicaraguans who will hear Ortega speak. (Prensa Latina)