Juan Velasco Alvarado

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Juan Francisco Velasco Alvarado (June 16, 1910 – December 24, 1977) was a Peruvian general who served as the 58th President of Peru after a successful coup d'état against Fernando Belaúnde's presidency in 1968.

Under his presidency, nationalism, as well as left-leaning policies that addressed Indigenous Peruvians, such as nationalization or agrarian reform were adopted.

These policies were reversed after another coup d'état in 1975 led by his Prime Minister, Francisco Morales-Bermúdez.

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