Mito Croes, Aruban politician, Died at 70

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Antonito Gordiano “Mito” Croes was born on May 10, 1946, and died August 7, 2016.

He was an Aruban politican of the Aruban People’s Party.

He served as Minister Plenipotentiary of Aruba from 1994 to 2001.

Previously, he served as a member of the Estates and government minister of the Netherlands Antilles and Aruba.

He started his political career for the Aruban People’s Party as a member of the Island Council of Aruba.

As of early to November 1982, Croes served as a member of the Estates of the Netherlands Antilles.

He finally became Minister of Political Structure of the Netherlands Antilles and also temporarily served as Minister of Justice until August 1983.

He then returned to the Estates of the Netherlands Antilles, of which he stayed a member until 1986, when Aruba gained its status as a constituent country within the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

Mito subsequently was appointed as the country’s first Minister for Welfare Affairs (Education, Culture, Employment and Social Affairs).

Mito Croes passed away at 70 years old.

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