Alberto Martinez Piedra

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Alberto Martinez Piedra
Alberto Piedra with Ronald Reagan.jpg
United States Ambassador to Guatemala
In office
August 17, 1984 – August 22, 1987
President Ronald Reagan
Preceded by Frederic L. Chapin
Succeeded by James H. Michel
Personal details
Born (1926-01-29) January 29, 1926 (age 92)

Alberto Martinez Piedra (born January 29, 1926[1]) is the David E. Bentley Professor of Political Economy at The Institute of World Politics.[2]

Dr. Piedra was the Director of the Latin American Institute at The Catholic University of America from 1965-1982.[3] He was the United States Ambassador to Guatemala (1984–1987).

Piedra has three doctorates - Doctor in Law, 1951, University of Havana; University of Madrid (1957), and Georgetown University (1962).[2] He was Director General of Exports and Imports of the Cuban Ministry of Commerce in 1959; and Technical Assistant of the Department of Economic Development of the Cuban National Council from 1958-1959.[3] He was a Staff Economist at the OAS from 1960-1962.[3]


  1. ^ State Dept Office of the Historian, Alberto Martinez Piedra
  2. ^ a b Alberto M. Piedra. The Institute of World Politics.
  3. ^ a b c Alberto M. Piedra