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Victor Raul Haya de la Torre

Victor Raul Haya de la Torre was a Peruvian political leader who founded the American Popular Revolutionary Alliance (APRA) political movement.

Haya de la Torre was born in the northern Peruvian city of Trujillo. In 1913, he enrolled in the Universidad Nacional de Trujillo to study literature, where he met and forged a solid friendship with the Peruvian poet Cesar Vallejo. He then enrolled in the National University of San Marcos in Lima.

To that end, Haya de la Torre founded the Universidades Populares Gonzalez Prada, night schools for workers, which according to some historians formed the foundation for the Partido Aprista Peruano.

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