Juan Jose Torres

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Birthday
5, 1920
Birthplace
Bolivia
Death Date
Jun 2, 1976 (56)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
5, 1920
Birthplace
Bolivia
Death Date
Jun 2, 1976 (56)

About

In the early 1970s, this socialist politician briefly served as the sixty-first President of Bolivia before he was deposed in a coup d'etat. His other political and diplomatic titles included Minister of Labor, Ambassador to Uruguay, and Bolivian Military Attache to Brazil.

Before Fame

As a young man, he enlisted in the Bolivian Army. Later, under the regime of Alfredo Ovando, he commanded his country's armed forces.

Trivia

In 1976, he was abducted and assassinated under Operation Condor, a series of terrorist acts carried out by South American right-wing dictators.

Family Life

He was raised in poverty in Cochabamba, Bolivia.

Associated With

He was a contemporary of Peruvian president, military leader, and fellow leftist politician Juan Alvarado.