Violeta Chamorro


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Violeta Chamorro born Rivas, Nicaragua October 10, 1929. “The Great Conciliator.” Nicaraguan President 1990-96; newspaper publisher. As first female elected president in Americas, ended 12-year-long Nicaraguan civil war; abolished the draft; halved size of army; bought up weapons and buried them in concrete in Peace Plaza.


I have no ideology beyond national ‘reconciliation.’ (Anne-Wil Harzing, International Human Resource Management, p. 294; photo escademic)