Carlos Julio Arosemena Monroy
|Carlos Julio Arosemena Monroy|
|Monument in Guayaquil|
|President of Ecuador|
November 7, 1961 – July 11, 1963
|Preceded by||José María Velasco Ibarra|
|Succeeded by||Military Junta
(Title held by Clemente Yerovi)
24 August 1919|
|Died||March 5, 2004
|Political party||Radical Liberal Party|
Carlos Julio Arosemena Monroy (24 August 1919 – 5 March 2004) served as Vice President of Ecuador and due to the ousting of President José María Velasco Ibarra, became President of Ecuador from 7 November 1961 to 11 July 1963.
While in office, there were two failed attempts to impeach him. He was overthrown by a 1963 military junta after criticizing the US government and insulting Maurice Bernbaum, the US ambassador to Ecuador.
His support of Fidel Castro’s revolution in Cuba caused an ongoing conflict with Congress and the military.
- Latin American lives: selected biographies from the five-volume Encyclopedia ... - Macmillan General Reference Staff, Macmillan Publishing - Google Books. Books.google.ca. Retrieved 2012-01-16.
- "Ecuador President Outlaws Reds In Face of General Strike". St. Petersburg Times. UPI. 13 July 1963. p. 3-A. Retrieved 13 August 2012.
According to an official who was at the banquet, the insult came when Arosemena offered a toast to Bernbaum: 'I drink to the people, but not to the government of the United States of North America.'
- "New Ecuador Junta Vows Red Cleanup". Miami News. AP. 12 July 1963. Retrieved 13 August 2012.
A military spokesman said Arosemena disgraced himself by getting drunk at a banquet Wednesday night in honor of the president of the Grace Lines, retired U.S. Adm. Wilfred McNeil. Guests at the reception said the president shouted abuse at U.S. Ambassador Maurice Bernbaum, vomited in front of the gathering and committed 'even more indecorous acts.'
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- Profile page for Carlos Julio Arosemena
- Official Website of the Ecuadorian Government about the country President's History
|Vice President of Ecuador
José María Velasco Ibarra
|President of Ecuador
Ramón Castro Jijón
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