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Tellez, Dora Maria (1957–)
Dictionary of Women Worldwide: 25,000 Women Through the Ages. Ed. Anne Commire and Deborah Klezmer. Vol. 2. Detroit: Yorkin Publications, 2007. p1844.
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Tellez, Dora Maria (1957–)

Nicaraguan revolutionary. Born in 1957 in Nicaragua; dau. of a government administrator and Maria Dora Tellez; studied medicine at the University of Leon.

Became involved in the activities of the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN), known as the Sandinistas, a revolutionary group opposed to the repressive government of Anastasio Somoza Debayle (late 1960s); went underground (1976), as more and more political prisoners were taken; following assassination of Somoza opponent Pedro Joaquin Chamorro (husband of Violeta Chamorro, 1978), was "Commander Two" in the FSLN's occupation of the National Palace; was also one of the leaders who took the city of Leon for the FSLN and became a hero to many who had opposed the Somoza government.

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"Tellez, Dora Maria (1957–)." Dictionary of Women Worldwide: 25,000 Women Through the Ages, edited by Anne Commire and Deborah Klezmer, vol. 2, Yorkin Publications, 2007, p. 1844. Gale Virtual Reference Library, http%3A%2F%2Flink.galegroup.com%2Fapps%2Fdoc%2FCX2588823052%2FGVRL%3Fu%3Dumuser%26sid%3DGVRL%26xid%3Dd72738cc. Accessed 15 Oct. 2018.

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