Ajax Delgado Lopez
was the son of a coffee
grower in northern Nicaragua
Santiago Delgado Guevara and his Mother was Luz Lopez Rivera. Ajax was Born In Jinotega, Nicaragua July 14yh 1941 and was murder September 5, 1960. He has one Brother Ruy Delgado Lopez Born in Managua Nicaragua, June 22, 1949, and five sisters. At a very young age, he became a student activist against the Somoza
regime. His father was a former member of the National Guard trained by the United States Marines
during the Sandino period. Around the time when Anastasio Somoza García
seized power of the National Guard, Ajax's father, Santiago Delgado, conspired with his brother, Edmundo Delgado, and other National Guard members to overthrow Somoza from power.
The plot was discovered and the Delgado brothers and the other conspirators were thrown in jail under threat of execution. Somoza later released the conspirators, but from that moment on all the conspirators became permanent enemies of the regime and were under constant surveillance. Many of them went into exile to avoid the threats and harassment from the Somoza regime.
Ajax Delgado was captured while participating in "illegal" demonstrations, Santiago Delgado begged Somoza to let his son go, Somoza promised him that nothing was going to happen to his son, and that he would indeed release him. Instead, Somoza allowed someone to release Ajax from prison, but at the same time ordered a guard to shoot anyone leaving the prison compound through the... Read More