Carlos Menem

President of the Argentina
Born Jul 2, 1930

Carlos Saúl Menem is an Argentine politician who was President of Argentina from 1989 to 1999. He is currently an Argentine National Senator for La Rioja Province.

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1930 Birth Carlos Saúl Menem was born in 1930 in Anillaco, a small town in the mountainous north of La Rioja Province, Argentina. … Read More


1951 21 Years Old He visited Buenos Aires in 1951 with the team, and met the president Juan Perón and his wife Eva Perón. … Read More
1955 25 Years Old After President Juan Perón's overthrow in 1955, Menem was briefly incarcerated. … Read More


Born in Anillaco, he became a Peronist during a visit to Buenos Aires. He led the party in his home province of La Rioja, and was elected governor in 1973.
1976 46 Years Old 1 More Event
He was deposed and detained during the 1976 Argentine coup d'état, and was elected governor again in 1983.
1978 48 Years Old He was released on July 29, 1978, on the condition that he live in a city outside his home province without leaving it. … Read More


1983 53 Years Old Military rule ended in 1983, and the radical Raúl Alfonsín was elected president. … Read More
1985 55 Years Old The military leaders of the National Reorganization Process, convicted in the 1985 Trial of the Juntas, received presidential pardons, despite popular opposition to them. … Read More
1987 57 Years Old His party got control of the provincial legislature, and he was re-elected in 1987 with 63% of the vote. … Read More
1989 59 Years Old 1 More Event
He defeated the Buenos Aires governor Antonio Cafiero in the primary elections for the 1989 presidential elections, which he won. … Read More


1990 60 Years Old 1 More Event
The swiftgate scandal broke out in 1990, as American investors were damaged by a case of corruption, and asked for assistance from the United States' Ambassador Terence Todman. … Read More
1991 61 Years Old 1 More Event
His fourth minister of economy, Domingo Cavallo, was appointed in 1991. … Read More
1993 - 1995 3 More Events
1997 67 Years Old 1 More Event
A new economic crisis began, and the opposing parties formed a political coalition that won the 1997 midterm elections and the 1999 presidential election.
1999 - 2001 2 More Events
2003 73 Years Old 1 More Event
Menem ran for the presidency again in 2003, but unsure of winning against Néstor Kirchner, he resigned.
2004 74 Years Old In June 2004 Menem announced that he had founded a new faction within the PJ, called "People's Peronism." … Read More
He was elected senator for La Rioja in 2005.
2007 - 2009 3 More Events
2013 83 Years Old 1 More Event
He was declared innocent of those charges in 2013.
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