Alfredo Stroessner


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Stroessner, Alfredo

 

Born Nov. 3, 1912, in Encarnación. Paraguayan state figure.

Born of a well-to-do German settlers” family, Stroessner took up a military career. In 1948 he became a brigadier general, and in 1952 commander in chief of the armed forces of Paraguay. In 1954 he overthrew President F. Chavez in a military coup and, with the support of the army, had himself elected president. Upon taking power, Stroessner established a military and police dictatorship, which defended the interests of the reactionary local latifundistas and of the comprador bourgeoisie, as well as the interests of foreign, chiefly North American, companies. In foreign policy, Stroessner has maintained a course of rapprochement with the most reactionary regimes in Latin America and elsewhere. He was “reelected” president for the fifth time in 1973.

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No periodo de 1954 a 1989, Alfredo Stroessner, com apoio do Partido Colorado e das Forcas Armadas, governou o Paraguai com "mao de ferro".
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Para analizar la educacion paraguaya en general y la educacion civica en particular, se debe tener en cuenta su pasado reciente: la larga dictadura militar de Alfredo Stroessner (1954-1989), que utilizo el sistema educativo como un medio de legitimacion y de control (Elias y Segovia, 2011).
Apenas tres anos antes de acceder a la presidencia, el General Alfredo Stroessner Matiauda se afilio al Partido Colorado (uno de los partidos tradicionales mas antiguos del Paraguay, junto con el Partido Liberal), haciendose del poder de manera no democratica el 15 de agosto de 1959.
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The last version of this was what appeared to be the interminable tyranny of General Alfredo Stroessner, who ruled the country between 1954 and 1989.
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He offers a richly detailed account of the complex dynamics between governmental policies that were directed toward Indigenous peoples and the responses that Indigenous peoples devised in the face of those policies during the 35-year-long regime (1954-89) of General Alfredo Stroessner.
38 Of which country was Alfredo Stroessner the dictator for 35 years from 1954 to 1989?