Jaime Lusinchi | Ex-Venezuelan leader, 89
Mr. Lusinchi entered politics at a young age as an opponent of dictatorial rule in Venezuela and was jailed and later exiled during the 1950-1958 rule of Marcos Perez Jimenez. As president, he struggled with an economic crisis marked by galloping inflation and a plunge in the currency that made it impossible for Venezuela to service its foreign debt.
He recovered some of his popularity toward the end of his 1984-1989 rule by boosting salaries and applying price caps. But his reputation was tarnished by allegations of corruption after leaving office. - AP