Synthesis - Biography
Jorge Rafael Videla
Born in Mercedes , Buenos Aires, August 2, 1925. He died in Marcos Paz, Buenos Aires on 17 May 2013.
Married to Alicia Raque Hartridge.
President of the Argentine Nation (de Facto).
Mandate: 29 March 1976 to 29 March 1981.
- Dissolution of the National Congress, legislatures and municipal councils.
- Removal of the members of the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation, the provinces, the Attorney General of the Nation and the Treasury.
- Constitutional guarantees shall be abolished.
- Enforced disappearance of persons.
- Suspension of political parties, trade union activities and the right to strike.
- Salary freeze.
- Intervention to the C.G.T.
- Creation of the Legislative Advisory Committee (C.A.L.).
- Liberalization of the economy .
- Reducing tariffs to favor imports.
- Plan to stop inflation and stimulate foreign investment.
- Intervention to the C.G.E.
- Partial inauguration of a section of the Ferrovial Zárate-Brazo Largo Complex.
- Declaration of nullity of the British arbitral award on the Beagle Channel dispute.
- After strong tension, the Montevideo Act is signed with Chile, which calls for papal mediation in the dispute.
- New Law on Professional Associations.
- Modifications in the education system and suspension of the Teaching Statute.
- Inauguration of the Futaleufú Hydroelectric Complex.
- Inauguration of the color television broadcasting system.
- The National and International Direct Dial system is implemented in telephony.
- National Population and Housing Census.The World Football Championship is held.
- Construction and inauguration of the 1st stage of the motorway network in the City of Buenos Aires.
- Interior: Julio Albano Harguindeguy.
- Justice: Julio Arnaldo Gomez. Alberto Rodriguez Varela.
- HR and Worship: Cesar A. Guzzetti. Oscar A. Montes. Carlos Washington Pastor.
- Economy: José Alfredo Martínez de Hoz.Planning: Ramón G. Diaz Bessone. Charles E. Laidlaw.
- Work: Horacio Tomás Liendo. Llamil Reston.
- Education: Ricardo P. Bruera. Juan J. Catalan. Juan R. Llerena Amadeo.
- Social Welfare: Julio Juan Bardi. Jorge A. Fraga.
- National Defense: José Maria Klix. David de la Riva.