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Arias , Arnulfo

Born: 1901 AD
Died: 1988 AD

1901 – Born in Penonomé on the 15th of August.

1925 – Arias returned to Panama and assumed leadership of the nationalistic organization Patriotic Communal Action.

1931 – Arias led a coup that deposed Liberal President Florencio Harmodio Arosemena.

1941 – He was ousted in October, in a coup supported by the United States.

1948 – He ran for president again as the Authentic Revolutionary Party candidate and lost.

1951 – Corruption was widespread, and he was overthrown.

1968 – He ran unsuccessfully for the presidency in 1964, then won election as the Panameñista candidate and as the standard-bearer of a five-party coalition.

1978 – Arias returned to Panama.

1984 – He again ran for president.

1988 – Died on the 10th of August in Miami due to old age.