Carlos Alberto Arroyo del Río

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Carlos Alberto Arroyo del Río
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Interim President of Ecuador
In office
November 18, 1939 – December 10, 1939
Preceded by Aurelio Mosquera
Succeeded by Andrés Córdova
26th President of Ecuador
In office
September 1, 1940 – May 28, 1944
Preceded by Julio Enrique Moreno
Succeeded by José María Velasco Ibarra
Personal details
Born (1893-11-27)November 27, 1893
Guayaquil, Ecuador
Died October 31, 1969(1969-10-31) (aged 75)
Quito, Ecuador
Nationality Ecuadorian

Carlos Alberto Arroyo del Río (27 November 1893 – 31 October 1969) was President of Ecuador from 1940 to 1944, during World War II. He was a member of the Ecuadorian Radical Liberal Party. During his term, the country lost the 1941 Ecuadorian–Peruvian War. After trying to set up a police state, he was forced out of office by a popular uprising.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Aurelio Mosquera
President of Ecuador
Succeeded by
Andrés Córdova
Preceded by
Julio Enrique Moreno
President of Ecuador
Succeeded by
Julio Teodoro Salem