Carlos Quintanilla Schmidt

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Carlos Quintanilla Schmidt
Vice President of El Salvador
In office
1 June 1999 – 1 June 2004
President Francisco Flores Pérez
Preceded by Enrique Borgo Bustamante
Succeeded by Ana Vilma de Escobar
Personal details
Born 5 August 1953
San Miguel, El Salvador
Education American University
José Matías Delgado University

Carlos Quintanilla Schmidt (born 5 August 1953 in San Miguel) is a former vice president of El Salvador under Francisco Flores from 1999 to 2004.[1][2] Quintanilla and Flores were known as the "dollarizers" (dolarizadores), having introduced the use of the U.S. dollar as the official currency of the country.[3] Quintanilla's successor was Ana Vilma de Escobar.[2]

He has a degree in banking from American University, and a degree in law from José Matías Delgado University. Additionally, he served as vice-rector of José Matías Delgado University.[4]

In November 2017 an investigation conducted by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalism cited his name in the list of politicians named in "Paradise Papers" allegations.[5]


  1. ^ Publications, Europa; Eur (2002). South America, Central America and the Caribbean 2003. Taylor & Francis. ISBN 9781857431384.
  2. ^ a b "Los vicepresidentes posteriores a los Acuerdos de Paz". MedioLleno (in Spanish). Retrieved 2017-05-15.
  3. ^ "Benefician privatizaciones y dolarización". vLex (in Spanish). Retrieved 2017-05-15.
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  5. ^ "Explore The Politicians in the Paradise Papers - ICIJ". ICIJ. Retrieved 2017-12-06.