Summary: Paraguayan president and anti-Communist military officer who ruled Paraguay for decades with a blend of force, guile, and patronage before his ouster in 1989, but who seized power in a 1954 coup and held it for 35 years to become one of Latin America's longest-ruled strongmen.
Cause of Death: Complications from a stroke
Born: November 3, 1912
Died: August 16, 2006
Location: Brasilia, Brazil