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Juan José Torres
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50th President of Bolivia
In office
7 October 1970 – 21 August 1971
Preceded by Alfredo Ovando
Succeeded by Hugo Banzer
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Born
Juan José Torres González

(1920-03-05)5 March 1920
Cochabamba, Bolivia
Died 2 June 1976(1976-06-02) (aged 56)
San Andrés de Giles, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Nationality Bolivian
Profession socialist politician, military leader
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Juan José Torres González (5 March 1920 – 2 June 1976) was a Bolivian socialist politician and military leader who served as the 50th President of Bolivia from 1970 to 1971, when he was ousted in a US-supported coup that resulted in the dictatorship of Hugo Banzer. He was popularly known as "J.J." (Jota-Jota). Juan José Torres was murdered in 1976 in Buenos Aires, in the frame of the United States-backed campaign Operation Condor.

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