Carlos Menem

Birth Name: Carlos Saúl Menem

Place of Birth: Anillaco, La Rioja Province, Argentina

Date of Birth: July 2, 1930

Ethnicity: Syrian

Carlos Menem is an Argentinian politician. A member of the Justicialist Party, he served as President of Argentina, from 8 July, 1989 to 10 December, 1999. He was previously Governor of La Rioja, from May 25, 1973 to March 24, 1976, and again from December 10, 1983 to July 8, 1989, among other duties.

President Menem is the son of Mohibe (Akil) and Saúl Menem. His parents were Syrian immigrants, from Yabroud, Syria. President Menem was raised a Sunni Muslim. He converted to Roman Catholicism later in life.

President Menem has four children, including two with his former wife Zulema Yoma; and a son with his former wife, actress, television host, and beauty queen Cecilia Bolocco, who was Miss Chile and Miss Universe 1987.

Source: Genealogy of Carlos Menem –

3 Responses

  1. follers says:

    Ethnic, is there a picture, please?

  2. madman says:

    Why is he tagged as “President of Syria”?

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