Juan Jose Arevalo

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Birthday
10, 1904
Birthplace
Guatemala
Death Date
Oct 8, 1990 (86)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
10, 1904
Birthplace
Guatemala
Death Date
Oct 8, 1990 (86)

About

Reformist politician who served as the President of Guatemala from 1945 to 1951. He advocated "spiritual socialism" which gave support to the free will of the citizens in the goal of creating a peaceful and progressive society.

Before Fame

Before he was elected president, he was a university professor who had been exiled by the previous dictatorship.

Trivia

He attempted to improve peasants' rights and to redistribute land and wealth in Guatemala.

Family Life

He had a son with Alaíde Foppa, Julio Solórzano Foppa.

Associated With

He compared himself to American president Franklin D. Roosevelt in terms of sweeping social reforms.