Paraguayan politician who served as the President of Paraguay from 1998 to 1999. He also served as the finance minister of Paraguay from 1993 to 1999.
He had a career in electrical engineering before his entry into politics.
After his vice-president, Luis María Argaña was brutally murdered in 1999 thousands participated in public demonstrations led by striking workers who believed he was at fault and demanded his resignation.
His daughter, Cecilia, was kidnapped in 2004 and killed.
Bill Clinton was his American contemporary while he was in office.