Hugo Banzer

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Birthday
10, 1926
Birthplace
Bolivia
Death Date
May 5, 2002 (75)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
10, 1926
Birthplace
Bolivia
Death Date
May 5, 2002 (75)

About

During the 1970s, Banzer governed his native Bolivia as a military dictator. After forming the right-wing Nationalist Democratic Action party, he was constitutionally elected to his second term as president (which lasted from 1997 until 2001).

Before Fame

After training at military institutions in several different countries, he served as Bolivian Minister of Education and Culture under the presidential administration of his friend Rene Barrientos.

Trivia

During his democratic presidency, he launched a program to fight drug trafficking in Bolivia.

Family Life

His marriage to Yolanda Prada de Banzer resulted in five children.

Associated With

Banzer began his dictatorship after staging a coup against the government of leftist president Juan Jose Torres.