Jorge Lepra

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Lepra in August 2005.

Jorge Alberto Lepra Loiodice (4 September 1942 – 4 January 2016) was a Uruguayan diplomat and politician.[1][2]


Lepra was born in Montevideo. He pursued a business career, including work for Texaco, prior to entering politics. He was politically independent.

Lepra died from heart failure on 4 January 2016 in Montevideo. He was 73.[3]

Public offices[edit]

Ministerial rôle[edit]

Lepra served as Uruguayan Minister of Industry from March 2005 until March 2008, in the government of President of Uruguay Tabaré Vázquez. He resigned from that post to take up a diplomatic appointment, and was succeeded by Daniel Martínez.

Ambassador to France[edit]

From March 2008 to 2010, Lepra served as Uruguayan Ambassador to France.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Latin American regional report: Brazil & Southern cone. Latin American Newsletters. 2006. Retrieved 5 March 2011. 
  2. ^ Castañeda, Jorge G. (2008). Leftovers: tales of the Latin American left. Taylor & Francis. pp. 174–. ISBN 978-0-415-95671-0. Retrieved 5 March 2011. 
  3. ^ "A los 73 años, falleció el exministro de Industria Jorge Lepra". El Pais (in Spanish). 5 January 2016. Retrieved 6 January 2016.