Roberto M. Levingston

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Roberto Levingston
36th President of Argentina
De facto
In office
June 18, 1970 – March 21, 1971
Preceded by Juan Carlos Onganía
Succeeded by Alejandro Lanusse
Personal details
Born Roberto Marcelo Levingston Laborda
(1920-01-19) January 19, 1920 (age 95)
San Luis, Argentina
Nationality Argentine
Political party none
Profession Military

Roberto Marcelo Levingston Laborda (born January 19, 1920) is a general in the Argentine Army and president of Argentina from June 18, 1970 to March 22, 1971, during the Revolución Argentina period in Argentine history.[1][2] His military expertise included intelligence and counterinsurgency, and he took the presidency of Argentina in a military coup that deposed Juan Carlos Onganía over his ineffective response to the Montoneros and other guerillas.[2] His regime was marked by a protectionist economic policy that did little to overcome the inflation and recession that the country was undergoing at the time,[1] and by the imposition of the death penalty against terrorists and kidnappers.[2] In response to renewed anti-government rioting in Córdoba and to the labor crisis under his leadership, he was deposed by another military junta led by Alejandro Lanusse.[1][2]



  1. ^ a b c Lewis, Daniel K. (2001), The History of Argentina, The Greenwood histories of the modern nations, Greenwood Publishing Group, pp. 134–135, ISBN 978-0-313-31256-4 .
  2. ^ a b c d Keen, Benjamin; Haynes, Keith (2008), A History of Latin America (8th ed.), Cengage Learning, p. 374, ISBN 978-0-618-78318-2 .