Aristides Pereira


Age: 87

the first post-independent president of the Cape Verde Islands from 1975 to 1991 who was a former guerrilla fighter against that West African country's Portuguese colonial administration and whose African Party had ruled Cape Verde as a Marxist one-party state for 16 years, but was defeated in its first democratic elections in 1991.

Cause of Death: Undisclosed causes

Born: November 17, 1923

Died: September 22, 2011

Coimbra, Portugal