Casa Museo Comandante Carlos Fonseca

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Commander Carlos Fonseca, the Sandinista equivalent of Malcolm X (read: bespectacled, goateed, intense, highly charismatic), grew up desperately poor in this humble abode with his single mother and four siblings, despite the fact that his father was a coffee magnate. Now it’s a tiny but interesting museum that follows his evolution as a leader from childhood until his death.