Henry Kissinger dies: Former US Secretary of State dies at 100

Former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger died this Wednesday at 100 years at his home in Connecticut, US media reported.

Your consulting company confirmed the deathalthough he did not offer details about the cause of death.

The legendary and controversial diplomat had remained active until the end, despite his advanced age. Last July he visited Chinanow 100 years old, to meet with the country’s president, Xi Jinping, and high-ranking officials.

It has also been common to see his opinions in the media on current affairs such as the war in Ukraine or the risks of artificial intelligence.

Kissinger was born on May 27, 1923 in Fürth (Germany) into a Jewish family that came to New York fleeing the Nazism when I was still a teenager.

Received the Nobel Peace Prize together with his Vietnamese counterpart Le Duc Thuo for his secret negotiations to end the Vietnam Warand normalized diplomatic relations between the United States and China during the presidency of Richard Nixon (1969-1974).

However, he will also be remembered for his support for dictatorships like those of Argentina between 1976 and 1983 and the last years of the regime of Francisco Franco in Spain (ended with the death of the leader in 1975), his role in Operation Condor to repress left-wing Latin American opponents or his support for the coup d’état against Salvador Allende in Chile in 1973.

He is, to date, the only person in the history of the United States who has held both the positions of Secretary of State and National Security Advisor.