Álvaro García Rodríguez

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Álvaro García
Minister of Economy and Finance of Uruguay
In office
September 18, 2008 – March 1, 2010[1]
Preceded by Danilo Astori
Succeeded by Fernando Lorenzo
Personal details
Born (1961-09-19) September 19, 1961 (age 55)
Montevideo, Uruguay
Political party Broad Front
Alma mater University of the Republic
Profession accountant, economist

Álvaro García Rodríguez (born September 19, 1961) is a Uruguayan politician.


He has a professional background in both private and public sector appointments in finance and planning.

García also taught at two Uruguayan universities for a number of years.

He is a member of the Uruguayan Socialist Party.

Political role[edit]

He was Economy and Finance Minister in the Frente Amplio Government of President of Uruguay Tabaré Vázquez,[2] having taken office on September 18, 2008.

When García came to office, it was thought likely that he would follow broadly the policies of his predecessor, Danilo Astori.

As of March 1, 2015, President Tabaré Vázquez appointed him as head of the Planning and Budget Office.

See also[edit]

Political offices
Preceded by
Danilo Astori
Minister of Economy and Finances
2008 – 03/2010
Succeeded by
Fernando Lorenzo