11 Notable alumni of
Central American University

Central American University is 3421st in the world, 190th in Latin America, and 1st in Nicaragua by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 11 notable alumni from Central American University sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Daniel Ortega

    Daniel Ortega
    Born in
    Nicaragua Flag Nicaragua
    Years
    1945-.. (age 77)
    Occupations
    politicianwriter
    Biography

    José Daniel Ortega Saavedra is a Nicaraguan revolutionary and politician serving as President of Nicaragua since 2007. Previously, he was leader of Nicaragua from 1979 to 1990, first as coordinator of the Junta of National Reconstruction (1979–1985) and then as President of Nicaragua (1985–1990). In the 1984 Nicaraguan general election, Ortega won Nicaragua's presidential election as the FSLN's candidate. A Marxist–Leninist, Ortega pursued a program of nationalization, land reform, wealth redistribution, and the Nicaraguan Literacy Campaign during his first period in office. A leader in the Sandinista National Liberation Front (Spanish: Frente Sandinista de Liberación Nacional, FSLN), he implemented policies to achieve leftist reforms across Nicaragua. In later years, Ortega's previously left-wing radical politics moderated more and more, pursuing pro-business policies and even rapprochement with the Catholic Church, with the adoption of strong anti-abortion policies by his government in the 2000s, and adoption of strong religious rhetoric by the previously atheist Ortega. After the retirement of Fidel Castro in 2008, Ortega is one of the longest-serving non-royal rulers in the world and the longest serving non-royal leader in the Americas.

  2. Nora Astorga

    Nora Astorga
    Born in
    Nicaragua Flag Nicaragua
    Years
    1944-1988 (aged 44)
    Occupations
    judgediplomatpolitician
    Biography

    Nora Josefina Astorga Gadea de Jenkins was a Nicaraguan guerrilla fighter in the Nicaraguan Revolution, a lawyer, politician, judge and the Nicaraguan ambassador to the United Nations from 1986 to 1988.

  3. Zoilamérica Ortega Murillo

    Zoilamérica Ortega Murillo
    Born in
    Nicaragua Flag Nicaragua
    Years
    1967-.. (age 55)
    Occupations
    LGBTQI+ rights activistpolitician
    Biography

    Zoilamérica Ortega Murillo is a consultant for Comunidad Casabierta, an LGBTI rights organisation in Costa Rica. She is also a former member of the National Assembly of Nicaragua.

  4. Joaquín Cuadra

    Joaquín Cuadra
    Born in
    Nicaragua Flag Nicaragua
    Years
    1951-.. (age 71)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Joaquín Cuadra Lacayo, a scion of Nicaragua's elite, joined the rebel Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN) in late 1972. After their victory in 1979, he became army chief of staff.

  5. Edmundo Jarquín

    Edmundo Jarquín
    Born in
    Nicaragua Flag Nicaragua
    Years
    1946-.. (age 76)
    Occupations
    politiciandiplomat
    Biography

    Edmundo Jarquín is a Nicaraguan politician. He was the vice presidential running-mate of Herty Lewites, who was the presidential candidate for the Sandinista Renovation Movement (MRS) in the 2006 elections until his death on July 2, 2006. Jarquín then became the presidential candidate for the MRS. He chose Carlos Mejía Godoy to be his running mate. Jarquin finished in fourth place during the 2006 elections, receiving 6.29% of the vote.

  6. María Teresa Blandón

    María Teresa Blandón
    Born in
    Nicaragua Flag Nicaragua
    Years
    1961-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    sociologistfeminist
    Biography

    María Teresa Blandón Gadea is a Nicaraguan sociologist, feminist, and former revolutionary guerilla.

  7. Vidaluz Meneses

    Vidaluz Meneses
    Born in
    Nicaragua Flag Nicaragua
    Years
    1944-2016 (aged 72)
    Occupations
    writerpoetlibrarian
    Biography

    Vidaluz Meneses Robleto was a Nicaraguan librarian, poet, dean, and social activist.

  8. Lottie Cunningham Wren

    Lottie Cunningham Wren
    Years
    1959-.. (age 63)
    Enrolled in Central American University
    In 1994 graduated with Juris Doctor
    Occupations
    environmentalistlawyer
    Biography

    Lottie Cunningham Wren is a Miskito Nicaraguan lawyer, environmentalist, and Indigenous rights activist from Nicaragua.

  9. Reyna Rueda

    Reyna Rueda
    Occupations
    mayorpolitician
    Biography

    Reyna Rueda Alvarado is a Nicaraguan politician. A member of the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN), she has served as mayor of Managua since 2018.

  10. Martha Cecilia Ruiz

    Martha Cecilia Ruiz
    Born in
    Nicaragua Flag Nicaragua
    Years
    1972-.. (age 50)
    Occupations
    journalistsocial activistpoetwriter
    Biography

    Martha Cecilia Ruíz is a Nicaraguan poet, writer, journalist, and Social activist. She directs the El País Azul radio talk show, sits on the board of directors of Nicaraguan Association of Writers (ANIDE) as a member (2015–2018), is a consultant in Communication and Human Rights, and has founded both Three Times Three (Three Women, Three Poets, Three Journalists) and the Forum of Cultural Journalists of Nicaragua (FPCN). Ruiz's writings have been included in numerous anthologies and she has published a single narrative book as of November 2017.

  11. Karly Gaitán Morales

    Karly Gaitán Morales
    Born in
    Nicaragua Flag Nicaragua
    Years
    1980-.. (age 42)
    Occupations
    writerjournalist
    Biography

    Karly Gaitán Morales is a Nicaraguan writer, journalist, and film historian.