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 Rómulo Betancourt

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Rómulo Betancourt

  • Birth 22 Feb 1908 Miranda, Venezuela
  • Death 28 Sep 1981 Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
  • Burial Caracas, Capital District, Venezuela
  • Plot M-17-I-B
  • Memorial ID 12247015

Venezuelan Political Leader, two times President of Venezuela (1945-48 and 1959-64.) Following a stormy career as leader of radical student groups, he founded in 1935 the ORVE, which later became the party Acción Democrática. In 1945 placed in power by a military coup, declared the universal suffrage, instituted social reforms, and secured for his country the 50% of the profits of petroleum explotation. Forced into exile in 1948, he came back ten years later and was elected president. In 1973 he was awarded a lifetime Senate seat.

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  • Originally Created by: 380W
  • Added: 3 Nov 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 12247015
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Rómulo Betancourt (22 Feb 1908–28 Sep 1981), Find A Grave Memorial no. 12247015, citing Cementerio del Este, Caracas, Capital District, Venezuela ; Maintained by Find A Grave .