DIED His election in 1983 as President of Argentina ended eight years of military rule, a period during which thousands of proponents of democracy went missing. Raúl Alfonsín, 82, ordered trials of nine former militia leaders and jailed five.

• She was a Jewish nursing student from Chicago who accompanied her Guyanese husband back to his native land. The pair got involved in leftist politics, and decades later, Janet Jagan, 88, succeeded her deceased spouse as President of Guyana to become the first woman to lead the nation.

• LIFE magazine called him a maverick wizard for his skills as a...

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