Alfredo Stroessner

 

 

Age: 93

 

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