Edén Pastora

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Edén Atanacio Pastora Gómez (January 22, 1937 – June 16, 2020)[1] was a Nicaraguan politician and guerrilla.

He ran for President as the candidate of the Alternative for Change (AC) party in the 2006 general elections.[2] Pastora was the leader of the Southern Front, the largest militia in southern Nicaragua, second only to the FSLN (Sandinista National Liberation Front) in the north. Pastora was nicknamed Comandante Cero ("Commander Zero").

Pastora died in Managua on 16 June 2020 from respiratory failure, aged 83.[3] While hospitalized, Pastora was also treated for symptoms of COVID-19, although his grandson said he was not tested for the coronavirus.[4]

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  1. "TARİHTE BU HAFTA LATİN AMERİKA" (in Turkish). January 18, 2009. Archived from the original on September 27, 2011. Retrieved July 1, 2010.
  2. "Q&A: Nicaragua votes". BBC News. November 3, 2006.
  3. "Edén Pastora, Nicaraguan revolutionary, dead at 83". Associated Press. June 16, 2020. Retrieved June 16, 2020.
  4. Rios, Julia (June 16, 2020). "Edén Pastora, Nicaraguan ex-guerrilla "Commander Zero," has died". Agence France-Presse. The Tico Times. Retrieved June 16, 2020.