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Exposition of Sandino's Letters | May 16, 2006

An exposition will be held to celebrate the 111th birthday of the national Nicaraguan hero General Augusto C. Sandino (born May 18th, 1895). Original letters written by Sandino will be on display in the National Archive, located in the National Cultural Palace (Palacio Nacional de la Cultura).

There will be a total of 9 letters written by Sandino to his first girlfriend, María Soledad, written between 1921 and 1925. There will be a typed copy next to every letter, and the original birth certificate of Sandino will also be presented.

The exposition, organized by the Nicaraguan Cultural Institute (INC), will take place from Thursday, May 18th until Monday, May 22nd, 2006, from 8AM until 4PM. The entrance is free and visitors can take photos without any problems, confirms the INC.

General Augusto C. Sandino (1895-1934) is considered to be a national hero because of his patriotism and his effective armed resistance against the intervention of troops from the U.S. in Nicaragua. Sandino and his small army fought until the last foreign soldier had left Nicaraguan soil. After that, he was betrayed and assassinated by the Nicaraguan government of that time.