Nicaragua Presidential History


Independence from Spain

01/01/1821 - 12/31/1921

Nicaragua and other Central American colonies gain their independence from the Spanish Crown.

President Zelaya

01/01/1909 - 12/31/1909

President Zelaya resigned after ordering two US citizens to be killed who opposed her. The US jumped in claiming to help the citizens.

President Adolfo Diaz

01/01/1910 - 12/31/1913

US imposes a puppet government, electing Adolofo Diaz.

President Emiliano Chamorro

01/01/1914 - 12/31/1926

Chamarro allows the US to build a canal across Nicaraguan territory for $3 million. There is guerilla rebellion due to this Treaty.

Somozo Regime

01/01/1927 - 07/01/1979

The Somozo family takes over for a reign that lasts 52 years transferring from Father to son. This is a time of unrest and uneasiness as Nicaragua oppositioners are faced with death squads supported by the US CIA.

Sandista's reign again.

01/01/1980 - 12/31/1984

The Sandista's implement social pograms.

Daniel Ortega Presidency

01/01/1985 - 12/31/1997

Daniel Ortega cuts social programs. Hurricane Hugo devastes Nicaragua leaving it in even a worse state.

President Arnoldo Aleman Lacayo

01/01/1997 - 12/31/2012

Conservative Party elects Arnoldo. He tries to reinstate social programs and order.


Somozo assassinates Sandino

01/01/1934 - 12/31/1934

Somozo with the help of US ambassador plans and succeeds in the assasination against of Augusto Sandino who opposed US influence in Nicaragua.

Anastasia Somozo is assassinated.

01/01/1956 - 12/31/1956

Anastasia Somozo is assassinated and the reign of terror continues with his son. He uses the National Guard to silence his opposition.

Somozo resigns and flees to Miami

01/01/1979 - 12/31/1979

Somozo is assassinated in Paraguay.

01/01/1980 - 12/31/1980