Carlos Menem RIP

Birth Name: Carlos Saúl Menem Akil

Date of Birth: 2 July, 1930

Place of Birth: Anillaco, La Rioja, Argentina

Date of Death: 14 February, 2021

Place of Death: Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Ethnicity: Syrian

Carlos Menem is an Argentinian politician. He served as President of Argentina, from 8 July, 1989 to 10 December, 1999, and National Senator, from 10 December, 2005 to 14 February, 2021, his death. 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, and President of the Justicialist Party, from 10 August, 1990 to 13 June, 2001, and again, from 28 November, 2001 to 11 June, 2003.

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

President Menem had 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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