Carlos Andrés Pérez
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 early 1990s, and died in 2010.
Carlos Andrés Pérez
|President of the Republic of Venezuela|
12 March 1974 – 12 March 1979
|Preceded by||Rafael Caldera|
|Succeeded by||Luis Herrera Campins|
2 February 1989 – 20 May 1993
|Preceded by||Jaime Lusinchi|
|Succeeded by||Octavio Lepage|
|Senator of the Republic of Venezuela|
12 February 1999 – 28 March 2000
12 March 1974 – 2 February 1994
|Vice President of the Socialist International|
30 January 1976 – 30 January 1992
|Minister of Home Affairs of Venezuela|
12 March 1962 – 12 August 1963
|Preceded by||Luis Augusto Dubuc|
|Succeeded by||Manuel Mantilla|
|Member of the Chamber of Deputies of the Republic of Venezuela|
5 January 1964 – 5 January 1968
5 January 1958 – 2 February 1960
5 January 1947 – 24 November 1948
|Born||27 October 1922|
Rubio, Táchira, Venezuela
|Died||25 December 2010 (aged 88)|
Miami, Florida, United States
|Political party||Acción Democrática|
|Children||Sonia, Thais, Martha, Carlos Manuel, María de Los Ángeles, Carolina, María Francia y Cecilia Victoria.|
Pérez was born on 27 October 1922 in Rubio, Venezuela. 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 Venezuela. In 1958, Venezuala became a democracy, and Pérez became a part of the government led by Rómulo Betancourt.
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.
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.
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.
- "Carlos Andrés Pérez, Former President of Venezuela, Dies at 88". The New York Times. 26 December 2010. Retrieved 29 December 2010.