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Adolfo Calero

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Adolfo Calero's Biography

Adolfo Calero Portocarrero (December 22, 1931-June 2, 2012) was a Nicaraguan businessman, and leader of the Nicaraguan Democratic Force, which was the largest contra rebel group opposing the Sandinista government. In the contra leadership, Calero was responsible for managing the bank accounts into which money was deposited and then used to buy supplies and arms. He was brought to testify at U.S. Congressional hearings in May 1987.

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  • Final goodbye: Roll call of some who died in 2012

      News Source: Arizona Daily Sun | over 1 year ago
    The Associated Press The Associated Press 2 hours ago    Associated Press Neil Armstrong would always be taking that first step onto the moon, and Dick Clark was forever "the world's oldest teenager." Some of the notables who died in 2012 created
  • The week's passages

      News Source: Seattle Times | 2 years ago
    Faye Allen, 90, remembered as warm, thoughtful and a faithful friend who loved reading, collecting and talking about books, a former UW library worker and fourth-grade teacher and the mother of Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, died June 2 of
  • Adolfo Calero: Commander of the US-backed Nicaraguan guerrilla group the ...

      News Source: The Independent | 2 years ago
    Although he was a lawyer and businessman a former Coca-Cola executive Adolfo Calero was also the overall commander of the so-called Contras, who launched a guerrilla war against Nicaragua's ruling communist Sandinistas in the 1980s. A good friend of

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  • Former Contra, Adolfo Calero, Dies at 81 « UNREDACTED

      Blog Source: | 2 years ago
    Adolfo Calero, former head of Nicaraguan rebel movement known as the Contras, died of health complications in Managua, Nicaragua on June 2, 2012 at the age of 81. He was the president of the Nicaraguan Democratic Force (FDN), the ...
  • RIP – Adolfo Calero « Americas South and North

      Blog Source: | 2 years ago
    Just a month after Tomás Borge, one of the founding members of the Sandinistas, died, his one-time ideological enemy Aldolfo Calero has died, also at the age of 81. Calero, a conservative who, like the Sandinistas, opposed the dictatorship ...
  • Edublawg: Former Nicaragua Contra Leader Adolfo Calero Dies

      Blog Source: | 2 years ago
    Former Nicaragua Contra Leader Adolfo Calero Dies. Posted by Thunderspot on Sunday, June 3, 2012. Adolfo Calero, who led the better force of U.S.-backed Contra rebels adjoin Nicaragua's Sandinista government in the 1980s, has died at ...

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