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Víctor Raúl Haya de la Torre

Haya de la Torre (1895 - 1979) was a Peruvian leader, and the founder of the American Popular Revolutionary Alliance (APRA) movement.

He advocated a system of Latin American (or to use his preferred term IberoAmerican) solutions to Latin American problems. He called upon the region to reject both US Imperialism and Muscovite Communism. He favored universal democracy, equal rights and respect for indigenous "Indian" population, and mild socialist economic policies. Although he was twice elected President of Peru, the Peruvian military staged a coup to prevent him from taking office each time.