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Alfredo Stroessner

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Who is Alfredo Stroessner?

Alfredo Stroessner Matiauda was a Paraguayan military officer who served as President of Paraguay from 1954 to 1989. He ascended to the position after leading an army coup in 1954. His 35-year-long rule, marked by an uninterrupted period of repression in his country, was the longest unbroken rule by one individual in the history of South America. His rule is ranked 16th-longest among other non-royal national leaders since 1870, and made him one of the world's longest-serving non-Communist heads of state.

  • also known as Alfredo Stroessner Matiauda; 阿尔弗雷多·斯特罗斯纳; Стресснер, Альфредо
  • born on (103 years ago) in Encarnación
  • ethnicity: White Latin American
  • profession: Politician
  • Marriage with Eligia Mora
  • died on (9 years ago) in Brasília of pneumonia

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Google previewGambling in America: An Encyclopedia of History, Issues, and Society, 2nd Edition (2015)

by William N. Thompson Ph.D.

The Ita Ramada was the leading facility prior to the overthrow of President Alfredo Stroessner in 1989. Soon afterward, it became overshadowed by the casino at the Asunción Yacht Club. Casino gambling began under the regulation of the ...

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There was no reason for a revolution in Paraguay. (Alfredo Stroessner)
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