Laugerud García, Kjell Eugenio
|born on||24 January 1930 at 14:30 (= 2:30 PM )|
|Place||Guatemala, Guatemala, 14n38, 90w31|
|Timezone||CST h6w (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||04°09' 10°23 Asc. 17°48'|
Guatemalan Brigadier General who served as President of Guatemala from 1 July 1974 to 1 July 1978. He was the son of a Norwegian father and Guatemalan mother.
Laugerud received part of his military training in the United States. He served as Guatemalan delegate to the Inter-American Defense Board between 1968 and 1970.
Laugerud had been chief of the army staff and defense minister under President Carlos Arana since 1972, then was elected president in a March 1974 vote that was marred by violence and charges of fraud. His candidature had been endorsed by both the military-backed Institutional Democratic Party and the far right National Liberation Movement.
During his term, Guatemala experienced a disastrous earthquake in 1976, and had continuing disputes with neighboring Belize. In 1977, after the Carter administration published a report critical of the human rights situation in Guatemala, Laugerud announced that the country would no longer accept US military aid.
In 1983, Laugerud and three other ex-presidents were forced to retire from the army. Kjell Eugenio Laugerud García died on 9 December 2009 at age 79.
- compare to chart of Arana Osorio, Carlos Manuel (born 17 July 1918). Notes: Laugerud succeeded Arana as president
- Work : Fired/Laid off/Quit 1983 (Forced to retire from the army)
Sy Scholfield provided entry from civil birth registry (No. 212).
- Traits : Body : Race (Norwegian, Guatemalan)
- Lifestyle : Home : Expatriate
- Vocation : Military : Military career (Brigadier General)
- Vocation : Politics : Heads of state (President of Guatemala, 1974-1978)
- Vocation : Politics : Party Affiliation (Institutional Democratic Party)