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Gerardo Machado

President of Cuba

Died when: 67 years 182 days (810 months)
Star Sign: Libra


Gerardo Machado

Gerardo Machado y Morales (28 September 1869 – 29 March 1939) was a general of the Cuban War of Independence and President of Cuba from 1925 to 1933.

Machado entered the presidency with widespread popularity and support from the major political parties.However, his support declined over time.

Many people objected to his running again for re-election in 1928, as his victory violated his promise to serve for only one term.

As protests and rebellions became more strident, his administration curtailed free speech and used repressive police tactics against opponents.Ultimately, in 1933, Machado was forced to step down in favor of a provisional government headed by Carlos Manuel de Céspedes y Quesada and brokered by US ambassador Sumner Welles.

Machado has been described as a dictator.

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