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Jaime Lusinchi

Jaime Ramon Lusinchi (born 27 May 1924) is a Venezuelan politician who was the President of Venezuela from 1984 to 1989. His term was characterized by an economic crisis, growth of the External debt, populist policies, currency depreciation, inflation and corruption that exacerbated the crisis of the political system established in 1958.

Accused of corruption after leaving office, Lusinchi was popular during his presidency, and was succeeded by a member of his party, Carlos Andres Perez.

Jaime Lusinchi was born in Clarines, Anzoategui, on 27 May 1924. His mother Maria Angelica Lusinchi, from an Italian-Corsican descent, gave him her family name, growing up without the presence of a father (who probably was an Italian emigrant). Lusinchi attended elementary school in his native Clarines and Puerto Piritu, and high school at the Federa School of Barcelona, Anzoategui. In 1941 started to study Medicine at the University of the Andes in Merida, but soon moved to Caracas continuing his career at the Central University of Venezuela graduating in 1947.

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