Alfredo Stroessner 2006 Deaths

Alfredo Stroessner

Age: 93

authoritarian president and dictator of Paraguay who assumed power in a coup in 1954 and remained president until 1989, when he was overthrown in a military coup and exiled. He was in power longer than any other leader in 20th-century Latin America and known for brutally suppressing opposition and sheltering Nazi war criminals, including Josef Mengele.

Died: Brasília, Brazil, Aug. 16, 2006

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