Today in Latin American History
Democracy was Restored in Argentina in 1983
Photo: Raúl Alfonsín
Today in Latin American history, democracy was restored in Argentina when President Raúl Alfonsín took office in 1983.
Alfonsín, who won the general elections on October 30, 1983, was the first democratically elected president of Argentina following the military government known as the National Reorganization Process.
He remained in office until July 8, 1989.
Other events that occurred on this day:
- Today in LatAm history, Ukrainian-Brazilian writer Clarice Lispector who wrote “Near to the Wild Heart” was born in 1920
- Today in LatAm history, First Lady of Chile Lucía Hiriart who was married to dictator Augusto Pinochet was born in 1922
- Today in LatAm history, French-born Argentine footballer Gonzalo Higuaín who plays for the National team & Real Madrid @RealMadrid was born in 1987
- Today in LatAm history, Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet who ruled the country from 1973-1990 died in 2006