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Roque Sáenz Peña Lahitte (March 19, 1851 - 9 August 1914) was President of Argentina from 12 October 1910 to 9 August 1914, when he died in office.
He was responsible for passing the famous Law 8871, known as "Sáenz Peña Law", which greatly reformed the Argentine electoral system, making the vote secret, universal and compulsory for males. This effectively ended the rule by electoral fraud of the conservative Argentine oligarchy, and paved the way for the rise of the Radical Civic Union in the first free elections of the country. President Roque Sáenz Peña Avenue in Buenos Aires is named after him.
He has also participated in the War of the Pacific (1879-1883), as an officer of the Peruvian Army, and was made prisoner by Chile during six months.
Roque Santa Cruz, Paraguayan soccer player and owner of one of the most beautiful stomachs known to man.
Roque Luis Santa Cruz Cantero is a Paraguayan footballer who plays as a striker for Primera División Paraguaya club Olimpia Asunción. Santa Cruz represented Paraguay from 1999 to 2016. He is currently the leading scorer of the Albirroja with 32 goals and is also the sixth Paraguay national team player to reach 100 appearances.
Roque is the main male character in the short story "Other Weapons" by Luisa Valenzuela.
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