Fernando Belaunde Terry
Fernando Belaunde Terry was President of Peru for two terms . Deposed by a military coup in 1968, he was re-elected in 1980 after twelve years of military rule. During both terms, economic turbulence and the increase of terrorist activities in the country led to human rights violations by both insurgents and the Peruvian armed forces. Nevertheless, he was recognized for his personal integrity and his commitment to the democratic process.
During the dictatorship of Augusto B. Leguia, the persecution for the political activities of his father Rafael and his uncle Victor Andres Belaunde prompted the family to move to France in 1924, where Fernando attended high school and received his initial University education in engineering.
''Peru's Own Conquest'' by Fernando Belaunde Terry (translated by David A. Robinson)
Peru: A Country Study
Extended biography by CIDOB Foundation
"Peru mourns death of 'model democrat'"
El Arquitecto Peruano
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