Batlle Berres, Luis

▪ president of Uruguay
born November 26, 1897, Montevideo, Uruguay
died July 15, 1964, Montevideo

      Uruguayan journalist who became active in politics and served as president of his country from 1947 to 1951 and chief executive officer in 1953–54.

      Nephew of former president José Batlle y Ordóñez (Batlle y Ordóñez, José), Batlle Berres was known as a champion of democracy and civil liberties and as an outspoken critic of U.S. support of authoritarian Latin American regimes. He served as a member of the Chamber of Deputies from 1923 to 1933 and from 1942 to 1947 and was president of that body from 1943 to 1945. Elected vice president in 1946, he succeeded to the presidency when the incumbent, Tomás Berreta, died in office. His stable and peaceful administration attracted large amounts of foreign investment capital. After Uruguay adopted a form of government in which the executive branch consisted of a nine-man council, Batlle was elected head of the council in 1953 and 1954 and remained a member of it until 1959, after his Colorado Party was defeated by the opposition Blanco Party in the November 1958 elections. Batlle founded the newspaper Acción in 1948, using it as a vehicle for his political opinions. He also owned the radio station Ariel. His son Jorge Batlle Ibáñez, a prominent Colorado leader, became president of Uruguay in 2000.

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