René Barrientos

René Barrientos

René Barrientos Ortuño was a Bolivian military officer and politician who served as his country's Vice President in 1964 and as its President from 1964 to 1969. General Barrientos came to power in the aftermath of the overthrow of the government of Paz Estenssoro in a CIA-backed coup. During his five-year rule, Barrientos and the army suppressed all opposition to his conservative regime, including a guerrilla group lead by Che Guevara in 1967. ... more on Wikipedia

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