|President of Nicaragua|
10 January 2007
|Vice President||Jaime Morales Carazo
|Preceded by||Enrique BolaÃ±os|
10 January 1985 â€“ 25 April 1990
|Vice President||Sergio RamÃrez Mercado|
|Preceded by||Himself (Coordinator of the Junta of National Reconstruction)|
|Succeeded by||Violeta Chamorro|
|Coordinator of the Junta of National Reconstruction of Nicaragua|
18 July 1979 â€“ 10 January 1985
|Preceded by||Francisco Urcuyo (Acting President)|
|Succeeded by||Himself (President)|
|Born||JosÃ© Daniel Ortega Saavedra
11 November 1944
La Libertad, Nicaragua
|Spouse(s)||Rosario Murillo (1979â€“present)|
Conditions are ripe for triumph. We will win. And we will wield great power here.
The people of Nicaragua were suffering oppression. This made us develop an awareness which eventually led us to commit ourselves to the struggle against the domination of the capitalists of our country in collusion with the U.S. government, i.e. imperialism.
Of course, the kind of support that Cuba could give us was very limited when it came to building up our army, since they didn't manufacture armaments in the quantities that we required. So we turned to Algeria and the Soviet Union for support.
Without the United States, there simply would not have been an armed uprising in our country.