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Banzer Suarez, Hugo

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Born: 1926 AD
Died: 2002 AD, at 75 years of age.

Nationality: Bolivian
Categories: Politician, Presidents

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Bolivian dictator, general, and politician.

 

1926 - Born 10th of May in Conception, Santa Cruz Bolivia.

 

1960 - Suárez sent to train at the Fort Hood, Texas, Armored Cavalry School.

 

1964-1966 - He becomes the Bolivian education and culture minister.

 

1967-1969 - Served as Bolivian military attached to US.

 

1969 - Returned home to the prized position of director of the military academy.

 

1969-1971 - Director of Bolivian National Military College.

 

1971-1978 - Suárez served as President of Bolivia.

 

1971 - Arrested in August during one of his secret visits to his native Santa Cruz.

 

1972 - Expelled almost all Soviet diplomatic personnel for spying.

 

1973 - Banzer unveiled Bolivia's first five-year plan a series of economic reforms.

 

1974 - Suárez informed Bolivians that he had just performed an "autogolpe," or coup.

 

1997-2001 - He served again as the President of Bolivia.

 

2001 - On 6th of August, Banzer formally resigned from his position as president of Bolivia.

 

         - Suárez was suffering from cancer that had spread from his lungs to his liver.

 

2002 - Banzer died on 5th of May, at his home, in Santa Cruz, eastern Bolivia, from a heart attack.

 

 

 


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