On this day November 13, 1950

General Carlos Delgado Chalbaud, President of Venezuela, is assassinated in Caracas.

carlos-delgado-chalbaud1Carlos Delgado Chalbaud was a military man and a Venezuelan politician. He was known as Carlos Delgado Chalbaud because he used the last names of his father Román Delgado Chalbaud as a form of tribute to his memory.

He studied Engineering in France; after finishing his studies he returned to Paris and joined the Army with the rank of captain. As one of the brightest officials of the Armed Forces associated to the group that overthrew Isaías Medina Angarita.

He was a member of the Government Revolutionary Junta which replaced Medina in power, Minister of Defence during the presidency of Rómulo Gallegos, was among those who overthrew that government, and was a member of the Military Junta of Government along with Marcos Pérez Jiménez and Luis Llovera Páez.

He was candidate to preside the Government after which the Military junta would summon elections, but was kidnapped and assassinated by a group led by Rafael Simón Urbina and his nephew Domingo Urbina.


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