Important Cold War-era figure who founded and led the Nicaraguan Contras. His troops fought against the Marxist Sandinista National Liberation Front government of Nicaragua.
He attended a military academy and went on to work for the Engineer corps of the Nicaraguan Guardia Nacional.
He was assassinated in Managua in 1991.
He married Elsa Italia Mejia; together, they raised four children.
He read numerous works by Ayn Rand.