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Death of Somoza
by Claribel Alegria, Claribel Alegría and D. J Flakoll
Northwestern University Press, 1996
Paper: 978-1-880684-26-9
Library of Congress Classification F1527.S6A53 1996
Dewey Decimal Classification 989.2121

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
Death of Somoza reveals the inside story of the assassination of Somoza in Asuncion, Paraguay in 1980. Alegria and Flakoll, on the recommendation of Julio Cortazar, met "Ramon," a leader in the Argentinian Revolutionary Workers' Party (PRT) and with his help were able to interview all the survivors of the commando team that carried out the "bringing to justice" of Somoza. Alegria and Flakoll then rewove these testimonies into a narrative that reads like a thriller, as well as giving a vivid picture of the political and social climate of the time. Enlivened by its colorful cast of characters, Death of Somoza is the definitive account of how Anastasio Somoza Debayle was brought to justice. This story is not an apology for terrorism, but rather the chronicle of a tyrannicide.

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