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Banzer Suarez, Hugo

Born: 1926 AD
Died: 2002 AD
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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.