Gustavo Adolfo Espina Salguero

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His Excellency
Gustavo Espina
30th President of Guatemala
In office
1 June 1993 – 5 June 1993
Vice President None
Preceded by Jorge Serrano
Succeeded by Ramiro de León
Vice President of Guatemala
In office
14 January 1991 – 1 June 1993
President Jorge Serrano
Preceded by Roberto Carpio
Succeeded by Arturo Herbruger
Personal details
Born 1946 (age 70–71)
Political party MAS

Gustavo Adolfo Espina Salguero (born 1946) was Vice President of Guatemala for President Jorge Serrano from 1991–1993 and President from June 1–5, 1993.


Serrano attempted a self-coup on May 25, 1993, but was forced to flee into exile on June 1.[1] Espina served as interim president for four days until June 5, when he was forced to resign by Congress after evidence surfaced that he was involved in the coup. He spent the following years in exile, and in 1997 returned voluntarily to stand trial for his involvement in the coup. He was convicted of violating the constitution, but his sentence was commuted to a small fine.


  1. ^ Jorge Serrano Elias (accessed January 22, 2010)
Political offices
Preceded by
Jorge Serrano
President of Guatemala
Succeeded by
Ramiro de León
Preceded by
Roberto Carpio
Vice President of Guatemala
Succeeded by
Arturo Herbruger