Puerto Rican attorney, politician, and independence movement leader Carlos Gallisá Bisbal was born in 1933 and died on December 7, 2018. He was elected to the House of Representatives as a member of the Puerto Rican Independence Party (PIP) in 1972. Gallisá left the PIP to join the more radical Puerto Rican Socialist Party (PSP) ..
Ethiopian politician Girma Wolde-Giorgis was born on December 28, 1924, and died on December 15, 2018. He was the President of Ethiopia from 2001 to 2013. Wolde-Giorgis was the second person to hold the office of President since the founding of the Federal Republic of Ethiopia in 1995. He was chosen President on 8 October ..
Serbian chess player and columnist Milunka Lazarević was born on December 1, 1932, in Šantarovac, Yugoslavia and died on December 15, 2018. For a long time, Lazarević was Yugoslavia’s principal lady player and turned into a contender for the Women’s World Chess Championship. Lazarević was shown chess by her dad at fourteen years old and ..
Guyanese politician Ronald Gajraj died on December 15, 2018. He was a minister of the interior of Guyana and member of the People’s Progressive Party. Amid 2004, Gajraj, at that point the Minister of Home Affairs, was embroiled in the activity of an “apparition demise squad” that murdered real lawbreakers. Subsequent to having been in ..
Chemistry professor at Northern Arizona University and an Arizona politician John F. Wettaw was born on April 17, 1939, in St. Louis, Missouri and died on December 16, 2018. Wettaw graduated from Southern Illinois University Carbondale with a B.A. in chemistry in 1961 and obtained his Ph.D. in physical chemistry in 1967 from Michigan State ..
Belgian politician, senator, mayor of Molenbeek-Saint-Jean, and professor of economic history Philippe Moureaux was born on April 12, 1939, and died on December 15, 2018. He served as Belgian politician, senator, mayor of Molenbeek-Saint-Jean, and professor of economic history at the Université Libre de Bruxelles. Philippe Moureaux held the honorary title of Minister of State ..
Namibian politician Petrus Iilonga was born on January 8, 1947, in Etilyasa Ongandjera, Omusati Region died on December 11, 2018. He was also a trade union leader and political prisoner. Petrus Iilonga member of the South West Africa People’s Organization (SWAPO), Iilonga served as Deputy Minister in various Ministries. Iilonga was Deputy Minister of Defense ..
American academic and politician Reby Cary was born on September 9, 1920, and died on December 7, 2018. Cary served in the United States Coast Guard during World War II. Reby Cary went to Prairie View A&M University and has written books about the history of Fort Worth. Cary was the first black school board ..
Colombian politician Belisario Betancur Cuartas was born on February 4, 1923, in the Morro de la Paila district of the town of Amagá, Antioquia and died on December 7, 2018. He served as the 26th President of Colombia from 1982 to 1986. Belisario Betancur was a member of the Colombian Conservative Party. Betancur’s presidency was ..
Chinese general and politician Wang Ruilin was born in January 1930, in Zhaoyuan, Shandong and died on December 8, 2018. He was a general of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA). For a long period of time, Wang Ruilin served as the secretary of Deng Xiaoping. He was also a member of the Central Military ..