Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Argentine leader died

The first Argentina president to be democratically elected after the Dirty War military dictatorship, Raul Alfonsin, has died of illness aged 82. Raul suffered from pneumonia and lung cancer and last appeared in public in October, when the current president unveiled a bust in his honor. He was elected as a president in 1983, after the fall of the military regime which had held power since 1976.

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