Jorge Illueca

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Jorge Illueca
President of the United Nations General Assembly
In office
1983–1984
Preceded by Imre Hollai
Succeeded by Paul J. F. Lusaka
President of Panama
In office
13 February 1984 – 11 October 1984
Preceded by Ricardo de la Espriella
Succeeded by Nicolás Ardito Barletta Vallarino
Personal details
Born Jorge Enrique Illueca Sibauste
(1918-09-17)September 17, 1918
Panama City, Panama
Died May 3, 2012(2012-05-03) (aged 93)
Alma mater University of Panama
Harvard University
University of Chicago

Jorge Enrique Illueca Sibauste (September 17, 1918 – May 3, 2012) was a Panamanian politician and diplomat who served as President of Panama in 1984.[1]

Illueca was born in Panama City, Panama. He attended the University of Panama, Harvard University and the University of Chicago (Doctor of Law, 1955). He became one of the most important lawyers in his country, taught as a professor at the University of Panama, and by the 1970s had begun his diplomatic career, at first working at the United Nations on international law issues. He served as Ambassador of Panama to the United Nations from 1976 to 1981, and as Minister of Foreign Affairs of Panama from 1981 to 1983. In 1982 he was elected Vice President of Panama, and served as President for a few months in 1984 following the president's resignation until new elections in which he did not run. Also during this time, he was president of the UN General Assembly from 1983 to 1984. He served as a member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration at The Hague from 1974-1990 and as a member of the United Nations International Law Commission three times (1982-1986, 1987-1991 and 1997-2001). He continued to work for the United Nations, particularly on environmental issues.

He was known to be an outspoken opponent of the US Army's School of the Americas, which he called "the biggest base for destabilization in Latin America.”[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wikimedia Commons (2010-06-23). "Morre o ex-presidente panamenho Jorge Illueca Sibauste - Mortes - EXAME.com". Exame.abril.com.br. Retrieved 2012-05-04. 
  2. ^ Johnson, Chalmers. The Sorrows of Empire: Militarism, Secret, and the End of the Republic
Political offices
Preceded by
Ricardo de la Espriella
First Vice President of Panama
1982–1984
Succeeded by
Carlos Ozores
Preceded by
Ricardo de la Espriella
President of Panama
February 1984 – October 1984
Succeeded by
Nicolás Ardito Barletta
Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Imre Hollai
President of the United Nations General Assembly
1983–1984
Succeeded by
Paul J. F. Lusaka