Carlos Larraín

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Carlos Larraín
Carlos Larraín (2).jpg
Senator of Chile
For Los Rios Region
Assumed office
January 17, 2011
Leader of National Renewal
Assumed office
Personal details
Born (1942-11-18) November 18, 1942 (age 74)
Nationality Chilean
Political party Logo del Partido político Renovación Nacional (RN), Chile.svg National Renewal (2003-)
Partido Nacional Chile.svg National Party (1970-73)
Spouse(s) Victoria Hurtado
Children 12
Alma mater Pontifical Catholic University
Catholic University of Louvain
Occupation Lawyer
Religion Roman Catholicism (Opus Dei)

Carlos Larraín is the President of National Renewal (Renovación Nacional).[1]


Carlos Larraín Peña received an LL.B. from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile in 1967, and an M.A. from the Université catholique de Louvain in 1968.[2]

In 1994, he started Larrain y Asociados Ltda., a law firm.[2] In 1996, he was elected as a councilor in Las Condes, and re-elected in 2000, 2004, and 2008.[1] He now serves as the President of National Renewal.[1]

He is a member of the Larraín family.

He is married to Victoria Hurtado and has twelve children. He declares to be a devout Roman Catholic and member of the Opus Dei.

His son, Martín Larrian, ran over a man in his jeep and killed him, in September 2013 on a highway. After a 1st and 2nd judiciary process his son was acquitted of driving under the influence of alcohol. The final proves where that he phoned for emergency services for 50 minutes, then fled the scene, leaving two friends to account for what had happened.[3] No immediate blood test was performed, hence no blood alcohol level was established. The two former friends were later charged with obstruction of justice.[4] The case was largely public in social networks and media[5] and inspired the 2016 film Much Ado About Nothing.


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