We can’t make any statements here. We can’t talk about the internal politics of Paraguay.
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|Birth:||3rd November, 1912|
|Death:||16th August, 2006|
Alfredo Stroessner Matiauda, was a Paraguayan military officer and the country's president from 1954 to 1989. His lengthy rule was the 15th-longest ever by state leaders other than monarchs. Stroessner's parents were Hugo Strobner, who emigrated from Hof, Bavaria, Germany, and worked as an accountant for a brewery, and Heriberta Matiauda, who grew up in a wealthy Paraguayan family of criollo Spanish descent. He joined the Paraguayan army in 1929, becoming a lieutenant in 1931. During the Chaco War against Bolivia he enlisted as an artillery cadet and fought in the Battle of Boquerón. After the war he rose steadily in rank. In the Paraguayan Civil War he commanded the artillery division at Paraguarí that ensured President Moríñigo won by staying loyal and destroying a working-class rebel area of Asunción. He eventually became a brigadier and the youngest general officer in South America in 1948. Stroessner died on August 16, 2006, in Brasília, at the age of 93.
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