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Bustamente y Rivero, Jose Luis

Born: 1894 AD
Died: 1989 AD, at 94 years of age.

Nationality: Peruvian
Categories: Politician


1894 - Born on January 15th in Arequipa. Peruvian politician.

         - He received his Law Degree from the Universidad Nacional de San Agustin de Arequipa and his Ph.D. from the Universidad Nacional San Antonio Abad in Cuzco.

1930 - Bustamante y Rivero reached political maturity as the author of the manifesto which launched the coup that ousted President Augusto B. Leguia.

1934 - He soon earned the trust of Leguia's successor, Luis Miguel Sanchez Cerro, and began his new career by serving as a diplomat, representing Peru as Peruvian Minister to Uruguay, Bolivia and various other countries in the Americas.

1945 - He was elected as the President of Peru.

         - He ran for President as a candidate for the Frente Democratico Nacional, a moderate, left-of-center party that aligned itself with Victor Raul Haya de la Torre's APRA and the Peruvian Communist Party.

1948 - Rebel sailors and officers seized five warships, locked up or shot their commanders, sent landing parties ashore under cover of a ragged bombardment. Shore-based sailors took over the Naval Academy, the Naval Armory, and the Real Felipe Fortress.

         - After loyal troops to the government crushed the revolt, President Bustamante y Rivero suspended all civil rights.

         - Postwar economic problems and strife caused by strong labor unions led to a military coup on October 29th, which led Gen. Manuel A. Odria to become the new President.

1955 - Bustamante y Rivero was exiled to Argentina and returned to Peru a few years later.

1960 - He was elected a member of the International Court of Justice in The Hague.

1967 - Served as president of the International Court of Justice in The Hague.

1989 - Died on January 11th in Lima at the age of 95.


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