Carlos Nuñez Tellez, member of the National Directorate of the Sandinista National Liberation Front in 1980s Nicaragua and former president of the National Assembly. He joined the FSLN underground in 1969 at age 18 along with his brother René.

Carlos became a key leader in the Frente’s Proletarian Tendency, whose political work was focused on organizing workers in urban areas. Nuñez oversaw the departments of Managua, Masaya, Carazo and Granada, and his leadership was critical in the ‘Battle of Managua’ which forced President Anastasio Somoza Debayle from office.

He passed away in 1990 from heart failure at age 39.

One of the few Comandantes I’m sure would be accompanying us now in the continuing Revolution. Though some may prefer thinking he would be beside them, playing roles in the pseudo izquierda that abandoned the people during these 17 years of neoliberalism.


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