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Poster made in a unknown country in support of the people of Paraguay during the Stroessner dictatorship. Alfredo Stroessner Matiauda was a Paraguayan army officer, politician, and dictator who led an authoritarian government in Paraguay from 15 August 1954 to 3 February 1989.
Stroessner led a coup d’état on 4 May 1954. He officially assumed the presidency on 15 August 1954, quickly suspended constitutional and civil rights, and began a period of harsh repression with the support of the army and the military police against any political party or person who opposed his dictatorship. On 25 August 1967, he introduced a new constitution enabling him to re-elect himself; in 1977 he modified that constitution to permit himself to be re-elected indefinitely. He was fraudulently re-elected seven times from 1958 until 1988; approximately six months after the 1988 election, he was overthrown in the coup d’état of 2 and 3 February 1989, led by his most trusted confidant, Major General Andrés Rodríguez Pedotti, with the support of the army. On 5 February 1989, shortly after the coup, Stroessner was exiled to Brazil, where he spent his last 17 years. He died on 16 August 2006 from complications of illness.
Poster Unknown Country PUC013 Down With The Stroessner Dictatorship 1970