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Nicaragua - Movimiento Once de Noviembre

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Movimiento Once de Noviembre

Movimento Once de Noviembre (Movement of 11 November) was an armed group fighting the Somozist dictature in the 1960s. The flag of the movement, as shown on a colour photography, is white with a blue triangle placed along the hoist and the writing "ONCE DE NOVIEMBRE" in blue letters placed in the middle of the white part of the flag.
Source: El Nuevo Diario, 7 July 2006
Ivan Sache, 15 February 2008

Movimiento Once de Noviembre broke out on 11 November 1960 with the attack of the military barracks of Jinotepe and Diriamba (Carazo Department). The uprising was quickly suppressed by Somoza's National Guard.
The uprising was led by Fernando Chamorro (1933-1994), who subsequently joined the FSLN's South Front until the fall of Somoza on 19 July 1979. Afterwards, Chamorro joined "counter-revolutionary" Edén Pastora.
Among the 11 November rebels, Julio Rocha Idiáquez (d. 2001) was subsequently elected Mayor of Diriamba while Lila Aguilar Román, a former Miss Nicaragua, was elected Mayor of Jinotepe.
Memorias de la lucha sandinista
Ivan Sache, 15 May 2021