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The mystery of the dictator's house… and other things.

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General Marcos Pérez Jiménez was one of the presidents of Venezuela who ruled from 1952 to 1958 as a dictator.

As far as I know, after having visited many cities in my country, he was the president who had much more to do with many of the most important constructions of those times and that still remain due to the quality of the structure of its kind.

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During his government, structures such as the Mérida cable car about which I have already spoken on other occasions, the Guárico state dam, one of the largest in the world, the national highways of the city of Caracas to the state of La Guaira and the city of Valencia, also the Caracas cable car and many other works were built.

But what struck me the most on one occasion was reading about what his own house was. This house is located in the city of Caracas and I have read that it was abandoned for many years, because apparently it was already bought. This house has many works of incalculable beauty inside. Apparently inside it he had a private star observatory, for him and his friends. It’s also said to have a guitar-shaped pool and valuable artistic works on its walls. In addition to long tunnels, an elevator, several fountains and a disco. The mansion had the name "Mamá" and according to what they say it did not belong to the General but to his brother, the doctor and lawyer Francisco Pérez Jiménez, but in other places we can find readings where they affirm that the house was undoubtedly the president's, but this is still a mystery.

This president of Venezuela was overthrown and fled Venezuela and I imagine that he left with all his relatives and the owner of the house, because they say it remained abandoned until today when it belongs to someone who bought it. The house was looted at the time the dictator was overthrown and many of its great internal works were destroyed. They estimate that this mansion is an architectural gem with a wonderful structure throughout.

During the government of General Marcos Pérez Jiménez in the years 1952 to 1958, it was a permissive period in the country for the entry of immigrants, Europeans above all, since the government gave many benefits with its policy of accepting immigrants out of necessity of worker labor above all. It’s during this government that my parents, both European, decided to come to these lands and try their luck, they stayed in this land until their deaths.

The government used this labor force to give work in the fields according to the specialty of the immigrants, such as carpenters, blacksmiths, knowledgeable about planting methods and used the Portuguese community to work in bakeries and thus made use of the communities to give them work, which is what these Europeans were looking for in order to strengthen the economy of Venezuela.

The unfortunate thing about remembering dictatorships are the methods of deprivation of liberty, especially for citizens who did not share their political ideology. There was much talk about the extreme use of force in dungeons and inhumane methods to convince his political enemies to say what the dictator wanted. Although many assure that he was an implacable dictator, he also had a progressive imagination in relation to the country's infrastructure.

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I have to tell you my dear that they put my comments in spam.Why they did this I do not know.I am very sad.I wrote them on email and now I am waiting for replay. Dictators do not care about his people,they get rich at the expense of people. The passion of dictators is also to control the media.Many capitalist countries in different parts of the world, which have never had experience of socialism ,face authorities who carry out censorship of the media space,thus preventing critical media reporting.

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The politics of ideology has taken many innocent lives. The great powers put their breath on both yours and my country ... because of that the people are suffering.

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2 months ago

Oh Is that house full of Ghost that is why it's abandoned and no one live in there lol. But in fairness to him, He really contributed in Venezuela. Too sad he was overthrown.

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It's not that it's full of ghosts, it's because it belonged to a tyrant. Venezuela suffered many coups d'état for many years before the installation of the republic and then they have continued with the coups d'état but more distant. It is a country with many riches that all of them tyrants want to have.

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I'm just joking haha. But too scary right? your parents are very brave to witness all of this. If they are born in this era?

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When they, my parents, left their country, they were fleeing from the war and its consequences, from poverty and hunger as a result of the war and they came to this country that offered them work and payment for their knowledge. My dad started out as a gardener. And then he continued as a merchant. But this situation now they did not see. Poverty and hunger without war in a country so rich, never seen.

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Oh My! Hopefully we could not experienced that. My grandfather I guess experienced the World War Two. It's scary I don't want my children to experience this kind of event.

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Maybe next time you could post an image of the house or weee those noy in circulation there? But why was he overthrown? Corruption?

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The beginnings of Venezuela were encrypted by an endless number of overthrown tyrant governments. This apparently raised a lot of powder keg in the armed forces and the military got up. They were years of much repression, torture, punishment, disappearances, deaths and stop counting.

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2 months ago

Ohh so it was that opressed a country OnO they exploited your lands too much. Mayne they weren't of Venezuelan heritage either

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Worst of all is our rulers are all born in the country. But our country has a history of being oppressive and having an oppressed people. Libertarian times are in the past. The groups were oppressed and those who are struggling to get out of oppression are fewer and have left due to exhaustion.

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