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Profile: Marcos Perez Jimenez
Marcos Perez Jimenez was a participant or observer in the following events:
President Romulo Gallegos, Venezuela’s first democratically elected leader, is overthrown within eight months of his election in a military coup led by Marcos Perez Jimenez, who forms a government with backing from the armed forces and the US. [Klein, 2003, pp. 489; BBC, 8/14/2004]
US banker Douglas McDermott says of the US-backed Venezuelan dictator Marcos Perez Jimenez, “You have the freedom here to do what you want with your money, and to me, that is worth all the political freedom in the world.” [Hunt, 9/1/2009, pp. 9]
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