Guillermo Rodríguez (politician)

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Guillermo Rodríguez
Guillermo Rodriguez (Ecuador).jpg
Acting President of Ecuador
In office
15 February 1972 – 11 January 1976
Preceded byJosé María Velasco Ibarra
Succeeded byAlfredo Poveda
Personal details
Born (1924-11-04) 4 November 1924 (age 98)
Pujilí, Cotopaxi, Ecuador
(m. 1953)
Alma materSchool of the Americas

Guillermo Rodríguez Lara (born 4 November 1924), known as "Bombita", is a former military dictator of Ecuador who was in power from 15 February 1972 to 11 January 1976.[1] He took courses in C&R&Bn Staff, Irregular Warfare Orientation, and Maintenance Management at the School of the Americas in Panama.

As commander of the army, he led a military coup d'etat executed by a navy commander named Jorge Queirolo G. and forced president José María Velasco into exile, to Buenos Aires, Argentina. During his rule, drilling the country's oil reserves funded the construction of hospitals, schools, roads (notably, paving the Quito-Tulcán road), the oil refinery at Esmeraldas, and new equipment for the armed services.[2] The Ecuadorian military removed him from power in 1976.[3]


  1. ^ Martz, John D. (1987). Politics and Petroleum in Ecuador. Transaction Publishers. p. 29. ISBN 978-1-4128-3133-8.
  2. ^ Lauderbaugh, George (2012). The History of Ecuador. ABC-CLIO. p. 132. ISBN 978-0-313-36250-7. Retrieved 24 September 2021.
  3. ^ Martz, p. 6

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Political offices
Preceded by President of Ecuador
Succeeded by