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A Time Magazine from 1955: Perez Jimenez's Venezuela

Venezuela, 1950's, the dictator Marcos Perez Jimenez was turning Venezuela into a country of the first world, making more than 500 big projects, eliminating crime and poverty. In 1957 he did an election in which he was going to remain president until 1963, but no one believed the results. He was trying to stay in power for life, on January 1, 1958, a coup d'etat almost happened but it wasn't until January 23, 1958, that the government was finally overthrown. How would Venezuela be if Perez Jimenez had stayed in power until his death in September 20, 2001?

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