Daughter of former Nicaraguan strongman dies in Washington
WASHINGTON - (AP) -- Lillian Somoza de Sevilla Sacasa, the only
daughter of the founder of the Somoza family dynasty in Nicaragua, died
Washington, the Nicaraguan Embassy announced. She was 82.
The cause of death was not disclosed.
Sevilla Sacasa's father, Anastasio Somoza Garcia, took power
in the mid-1930s. He and his sons controlled the country until the Sandinista
Somoza Garcia decorated the córdoba, the Nicaraguan currency, with Ms. Sevilla Sacasa's picture between 1940 and 1960.
In the 1979 revolution, the Sandinistas ousted Sevilla Sacasa's
brother, President Anastasio Somoza Debayle, who was killed in 1980 while
living in exile
Sevilla Sacasa's late husband, Guillermo Sevilla Sacasa, served
as ambassador to the United States from 1943 until the Sandinista takeover
later. He was longtime dean of the diplomatic corps.