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Alfredo Stroessner
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World Leader
    (November 3, 1912-August 16, 2006)
    Born in Encarnación, Paraguay
    Son of a German immigrant and a native Paraguayan
    Joined the Paraguayan army (1929)
    Promoted to lieutenant (1931)
    President of Paraguay (August 15, 1954–February 3, 1989)
    Died in Brasília, Brazil
    He may have had 15 kids from various mistresses, even though he already had 3 kids from his wife.
    He had tense relations with the Roman Catholic Church.
    He overthrew his predecessor in a coup (1954).
    He repeatedly won fake elections (1958, 1963, 1968, 1973, 1978, 1983, 1988).
    He had Asunción University destroyed by police (1972). He constantly harassed his own people in order to clamp down on dissent.
    He gave refuge to Nazis, especially Joseph Mengele, one of the perpetrators of the Holocaust.
    He even gave refuge to a French heroin dealer named Auguste Ricord.
    He gradually became more tolerant toward opposition.
    He opposed Communism.
    He maintained a great deal of stability in Paraguay.
    He was a hardworking man, never taking a day off when he was president.
    He was friendly toward the United States.
    His presidency witnessed substantial economic growth in Paraguay.
    He improved Paraguay's highway system.
    He even commissioned the building of the largest hydroelectric power plant in the world.

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