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    * Samuel Santos López *

    ساموئل سانتوس لوپز

    (Wikipedia) - Samuel Santos López Samuel Santos López in 2010

    Samuel Santos López (born December 13, 1938) is a Nicaraguan politician, currently the Minister of Foreign Affairs, appointed to the post on January 10, 2007. He is also currently a director of the Bolsa de Valores de Nicaragua (Stock Exchange of Nicaragua).

    Santos Lopez was born in Managua, Nicaragua, to Samuel Santos-Fernandez and Lucila Lopez-Bermudez.

    He served as mayor of Managua, participating in a debate with New York City Mayor Ed Koch in 1984.

    He is a member of the Sandinista National Liberation Front, and is involved with a number of businesses and organisations.

    During his tenure as Minister of Foreign Affairs, Santos López has been involved in a maritime border dispute with Colombia.

    On 13 April 2010, Santos López was awarded the Order of Friendship by President of South Ossetia Eduard Kokoity, "For a great contribution to the development of friendly relations among the nations, and actively support the independence of South Ossetia, and strengthening its international authority". Nicaragua was one of the first countries to recognize South Ossetian independence.

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