Gabriel Valdés, Chilean politician and diplomat, President of the Senate of Chile (1990–1996), Foreign Minister (1964–1970), died he was 92
(July 3, 1919 – September 7, 2011)
Valdes served as the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Chile under President Eduardo Frei Montalva from 1964 to 1970. A vocal opponent of the military dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet, which held power from 1975 to 1990, Valdés worked for Chile’s transition to democracy.
Valdes served as President of the Senate of Chile, considered the second most important office in the country after the presidency, from 1990 to 1996. He retired from the Senate in 2006.
Gabriel Valdés died from bronchitis on September 7, 2011, at his home in Santiago, Chile, at the age of 92. He had recently been admitted as a patient at Clínica Alemana for treatment of a long illness.
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