The Superior Court of Justice of Brazil (STJ) ordered the exhumation of Alfredo Stroessner, the former president who ruled Paraguay with an iron hand for more than three decades and who is buried in a cemetery in Brasilia.
Enrique Alfredo Fleitas claims to be one of the three children that Stroessner allegedly had with his lover and claims an inheritance valued at $ 20 million.
The Brazilian authorities have not yet ruled on the decision of the court of law.
Who was Alfredo Stroessner
The son of a German immigrant and a Paraguayan peasant, he was named Commander-in-Chief of the Paraguayan Armed Forces in 1951, at just 39 years old.
Two years later, he came to power after a military coup and remained in it through unconstitutional changes and fraudulent elections until he himself was overthrown in 1989.
After his fall, Stroessner went into exile in Brazil, where he lived until his death in 2006, at 93 years of age.
Journalistic investigators have written about alleged extramarital love affairs that Stroessner had with various women during his years in power.
According to Fleitas, Stroessner was willing to “drop everything” to go with her.
According to the woman told the Paraguayan television program “La Caja Negra”, in 2016, the romance began in the 70s, when she met him through an uncle of hers. “We walked around the center. He really conquered me and we spent hours talking,” he explained to the program.