Haroldo Rodas

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Haroldo Rodas
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Minister of Foreign Affairs of Guatemala
In office
14 January 2008 – 14 January 2012
President Alvaro Colom
Preceded by Gert Rosenthal
Succeeded by Harold Caballeros
Personal details
Born (1946-05-29) May 29, 1946 (age 70)
Guatemala City, Guatemala
Nationality Guatemalan
Alma mater Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala
Profession Economist

Roger Haroldo Rodas Melgar (born 29 May 1946) is a Guatemalan economist, politician and diplomat. He served as foreign affairs minister in the cabinet of President Alvaro Colom, from 14 January, 2008 to 14 January 2012. He was the only minister that served the four-year term. He previously served as vice-minister for foreign affairs from 1 January 1991 to 30 June 1992.

Rodas studied economics at the Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala and a master's in international economics at the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva, Switzerland. Prior to being appointed foreign minister, he had been the Secretary General of the Secretariat for Central American Economic Integration (SIECA) since April 1995.

He has also held positions with the United Nations Development Programme, the Inter-American Development Bank, the Union of Banana Exporting Countries, the Organization of American States, and the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade.

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Haroldo Rodas (left) with the Brazilian foreign affairs minister Celso Amorim (April 2008)