Alejandro Toledo

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Birthday
28, 1946
Birthplace
Peru
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
28, 1946 (age 72)
Birthplace
Peru

About

Peruvian politician who served as President of that nation from 2001 to 2006. Decentralization was a major initiative of his presidency and he sought to give indigenous groups greater influence upon policy-making on a regional level.

Before Fame

He was born into poverty but was able to receive a BA degree in economics and business administration from the University of San Francisco by obtaining a partial soccer scholarship and working part-time pumping gas.

Trivia

He built and developed a strong relationship with US President George W. Bush and, in 2002 he received a $300 million commitment from Bush to fund alternative-crop development in coca-producing areas.

Family Life

He married Elian Karp and he has indigenous bloodlines.

Associated With

He was replaced in office by Alan Garcia.