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Alfonsin, Raul (Raul Ricardo Alfonsin Foulkes)

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Born: 1927 AD
Currently alive, at 87 years of age.

Nationality: Argentinian
Categories: Presidents

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1926 - Raul Alfonsin was born in Chascomus on the 13th of March.

 

1945 - He studied at military and law school and joined the Radical Union Party.

 

1950 - He obtained a law degree from the National University of La Plata and founded a newspaper El Imparcial in Chascomus.

 

1951-1962 - He served in local government.

 

1953 - He was imprisoned by the Peron government for his politicalactivities.

 

1963 - He was elected to the national parliament under a UCr president.

 

1973 - He failed to run for the UCR nomination in the presidential election.

 

1981 - He wrote La cuestion Argentina and cofounded the Permanent Assembly for Human Rights.

 

1983-1989 - He served as President of Argentina from December 10, 1983 to July 9, 1989.

 

1985 - He negotiated loans from the International Monetary Fund and introduced an economic program, the Austral Plan.

 

1986 - He was co-recipient of the Council of Europe's Human Rights Prize.

 

1992 - He established the Argentine Foundation for the Freedom of Information and servedas a member of the South American Peace Commission ans as a vice-president of the Socialist International.


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