arosemena monroy, carlos julio

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arosemena monroy, carlos julio

Ecuadoran politician (b. Aug. 24, 1919, Guayaquil, Ecuador-d. March 5, 2004, Guayaquil), was installed as president of Ecuador after the military overthrew Pres. Jose Maria Velasco Ibarra in 1961. Arosemena, who rose from the post of vice president, was among the most dynamic and controversial presidents in the country's history. During his tumultuous 20-month term in office, he promoted reformist causes, such as low-cost housing, progressive income taxes, and yearly bonuses for workers. His support of Fidel Castro's revolution in Cuba caused an ongoing conflict with Congress and the military. After surviving two attempts by Congress to impeach him, owing to erratic behaviour, Arosemena was finally overthrown by a military coup in 1963, reportedly after a particularly embarrassing drunken incident at a public function; he was exiled to Panama. Arosemena eventually returned to Ecuadoran politics and formed the Nationalist Revolutionary Party; he was elected several times to Congress.

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