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Profile: Hernan Siles Zuazo

Positions that Hernan Siles Zuazo has held:

Hernan Siles Zuazo was a participant or observer in the following events:

A military junta headed by General Ren Barrientos overthrows the MNR. Military regimes subsequently come and go with monotonous regularity until the election of the leftist civilian Movimiento de la Izquierda Revolucionaria (MIR) under Dr Hernan Siles Zuazo in 1982. (Library of Congress 1991; Klein 2003, pp. 237, 240)

Hernan Siles Zuazo is defeated in Bolivian elections by Paz Estenssoro, who promptly moves to curb the extremely high inflation levels, which at one point reach 35,000 percent annually. He imposes austerity measures under pressure from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in exchange for temporary relief of Bolivia’s large foreign debt. (Library of Congress 1991; Langman 7/24/2002)


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