Laugerud García, Kjell Eugenio

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Name
Laugerud García, Kjell Eugenio Gender: M
born on 24 January 1930 at 14:30 (= 2:30 PM )
Place Guatemala, Guatemala, 14n38, 90w31
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 04°09' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 10°23 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 17°48'



Kjell Eugenio Laugerud García (1951)

Biography

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.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Relationships

Events

  • Work : Fired/Laid off/Quit 1983 (Forced to retire from the army)

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided entry from civil birth registry (No. 212).

Categories

  • 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)