Information on the organization "Hope Portocarrero de Somoza" [NIC9536]

According to sources currently available to the IRBDC, no information could be found on the organization "Hope Portocarrero de Somoza."
However, according to IRBDC sources currently available, Hope Portocarrero de Somoza was the wife of Nicaragua's deposed President Anastasio Somoza Debayle. Anastasio Somoza Debayle was ousted from power in 1979 by the Sandinistas. Hope Portocarrero married her cousin Anastasio Somoza Debayle in 1950 (Moritz 1978, 397). Upon marrying Anastasio Somoza Debayle, her name was changed to Hope Portocarrero de Somoza.
Hope Portocarrero de Somoza was president of the Junta Nacional de Asistencia y Previsión Social (JNAPS) (unofficially translates to the National Board of Directors for Assistance and Social Security) and the National Social Security Institute (IMSS) (Diederich 1981, 132).
The Somoza family controlled the political party in power, the Partido Liberal Nacionalista (PLN) (Nationalist Liberal Party) before July 1979 and Hope Portocarrero de Somoza was apparently the president of the PLN's women's wing (CPDH 8 Oct. 1991). However, the CPDH was not aware of the existence of an organization known as Hope Portocarrero de Somoza (Ibid.).
By 1977, Hope Portocarrero de Somoza had gradually distanced herself from her husband to the extent that "she made rare trips from London, where she had set up housekeeping, for board meetings of the Social Security Institute and other groups she headed" (Diederich 1981, 137).
Hope Portocarrero de Somoza recently died of cancer (5 October 1991) at the age of 62 in Miami, Florida (The Associated Press 9 Oct. 1991).
No further information on the subject could be found in the sources currently available to the IRBDC.

The Associated Press. 9 October 1991. "Hope Somoza Baldocchi."

Comisión Permanente de Derechos Humanos de Nicaragua (CPDH). 10 October 1991. Telephone Interview with a Representative.

Diederich, Bernard. 1981. Somoza. New York: Elsevier-Dutton Publishing Company., Inc.

Moritz, Charles ed. 1974. Current Biography Yearbook 1974. New York: The H.W. Wilson Company.