[ saw-maw-sah the-vahy-le; English suh-moh-zuh duh-bahy-ley, -moh-suh ]
/ sɔˈmɔ sɑ ðɛˈvaɪ lɛ; English səˈmoʊ zə dəˈbaɪ leɪ, -ˈmoʊ sə /
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A·nas·ta·sio [ah-nahs-tah-syaw], /ˌɑ nɑsˈtɑ syɔ/, 1925–80, Nicaraguan army officer, businessman, and political leader: president 1967–72, 1974–79 (brother of Luis Somoza Debayle).
Luis [lwees], /lwis/, 1922–67, Nicaraguan political leader: president 1957–63.
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