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Héctor José Cámpora
Cámpora, affectionately known as el Tío (the Uncle) was born in the city of Mercedes, in the Province of Buenos Aires. He earned a degree on Dentistry and carried out his trade in his hometown, before moving to nearby San Andrés de Giles .
Being Juan Domingo Perón's personal delegate, he run for President in 1973 to avoid the veto on Perón issued by the Argentine dictator gen. Lanusse. The presidential ticket also carried Vicente Solano Lima as Vicepresident. Despite Campora left-leaning tendencies, Solano Lima belonged to the Popular Conservative Party.
One of Cámpora first presidential actions was to grant amnesty to political prisoners, which motivated a massive release of prisoners, including convicted criminals, even before the amnesty was signed.
Cámpora's radicalized ideology set him against the right-wing Peronism. When Perón returned to Argentina (June 20, 1973), his plane has to be redirected to a military airport because of the armed fighting between peronist factions, known as the Ezeiza Massacre , that left 13 deaths.
Jose Ber Gelbard , president of a Small and Medium-sized Enterprise association was designated as Economy Minister. He tried to established a "social pact" among the CGT workers and the "National Bourgeoisie", including a price freeze and widespread salary hikes.
Alejandro A. Lanusse
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Raúl Alberto Lastiri
- Enciclopedia Libre Universal en Español - Héctor José Cámpora. Original version in Spanish, released under GNU FDL.
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