Carlos Andrés Pérez

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Carlos Andrés Pérez
President of the Republic of Venezuela
In office
12 March 1974 – 12 March 1979
Preceded by Rafael Caldera
Succeeded by Luis Herrera Campins
In office
2 February 1989 – 20 May 1993
Preceded by Jaime Lusinchi
Succeeded by Octavio Lepage
Senator of the Republic of Venezuela
For Life
In office
12 February 1999 – 28 March 2000
In office
12 March 1974 – 2 February 1994
Vice President of the Socialist International
In office
30 January 1976 – 30 January 1992
President Willy Brandt
Minister of Home Affairs of Venezuela
In office
12 March 1962 – 12 August 1963
President Rómulo Betancourt
Preceded by Luis Augusto Dubuc
Succeeded by Manuel Mantilla
Member of the Chamber of Deputies of the Republic of Venezuela
In office
5 January 1964 – 5 January 1968
Constituency Táchira
In office
5 January 1958 – 2 February 1960
Constituency Táchira
In office
5 January 1947 – 24 November 1948
Constituency Táchira
Personal details
Born 27 October 1922(1922-10-27)
Rubio, Táchira, Venezuela
Died 25 December 2010(2010-12-25) (aged 88)
Miami, Florida, United States
Political party Acción Democrática
Spouse(s) Blanca Rodriguez
Cecilia Matos
Children Sonia, Thais, Martha, Carlos Manuel, María de Los Ángeles, Carolina, María Francia y Cecilia Victoria.
Religion Roman Catholic
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Carlos Andrés Pérez Rodríguez (October 27, 1922 – December 25, 2010) was a president of Venezuela. He was born in 1922, served twice as president in the late 1990s, and died in 2010.

Biography[change | edit source]

Pérez was born on 27 October 1922 in Rubio, Venezuala. He went to school in Caracas, where he studied law. In 1948, he married Blanca Rodríguez, one of his cousins. During the same year, because he opposed a coup d'état, he was put in prison, but got out and left Venezuala. In 1958, Venezuala became a democracy, and Pérez became a part of the government led by Rómulo Betancourt.[1]

In 1973, Pérez became president of Venezuala. He left office in 1979, and soon after, Venezuala's economy went through a low period. In 1989, Pérez became president again. Soon after, he made government spending much smaller and made prices of goods like gasoline higher. There were many riots because of this.[1]

In 1992, there were two coups that tried but failed to remove Pérez from being president. In 1993, though, he was impeached because he was thought to have paid for bodyguards for Violeta Chamorro, who was a former president of Nicaragua. He went to prison after this for ten weeks. After prison he was put in house arrest for two years.[1]

After Hugo Chávez became president of Venezuala in 1998, Pérez went to the Dominican Republic. In 2003, he moved again, this time to the United States. While he was in the US, people in Venezuala tried to force him to return because he was wanted in connection with the riots his laws caused in 1989. He also married Cecilia Matos during this time.[1]

He died on 25 December 2010 in Miami at the age of 88. María Francia Pérez, his daughter, said that he had died of a heart attack.[1]

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