Augusto Sandino is a legendary figure in Latin America. He’s considered a national patriot on the order that George Washington is in America. His background is very humble.
he was born illegitimately to a peasant worker named Margarita Calderon and her married boss, Gregorio Sandino. However, when he was about ten years old his mother abandoned him and he went to live with his maternal grandmother. He was later brought into his father’s household but he was forced to earn his keep by working and was never fully accepted.
In 1921, what might be interpreted as the climax of his life occurred when he shot, but did not kill, Dagoberto Rivas a son of an important Conservative in the village in retaliation to some comments which Dagoberto had made about his mother. He then ran away to the Pacific Coast of Nicaragua and from there to various other Central American countries. He finally landed in Mexico, however, and he spent the next four years working for Standard Oil. While there, he began to get involved in several diverse radical groups which seemingly influenced his perspective on life and hence his future actions.
"Only if you have been in the deepest valley, can you ever know how magnificent it is to be on the highest mountain." - Richard M. Nixon (pictured with news anchor legend Walter Cronkite)
A brilliant political strategist and instinctive champion in foreign policy combined with arrogance, petty grievances, and prejudices that he kept under wraps for a while. We all have our faults. He took HIS a long way.
Justin Dean and TJ saw the stage and podiums from the 1960 Kennedy Nixon debates at the JFK Museum during the Ted Kennedy Memorial along with the Tux from Shock and Awesome on East Village Radio. It was only fitting to be there. Justin Dean is from Boston. The Kennedy’s are royalty, especially the three brothers. Very powerful day. We’ll post pics in the future of the event.