Lúcio Lara (April 9, 1929 in Huambo – February 27, 2016) served as General Secretary of the MPLA during the Angolan War of Independence and Angolan Civil War. Lara, a founding member of the MPLA, led the first MPLA members into Luanda on November 8, 1974. He swore in Agostinho Neto as the first president of the country.
- Sellström, Tor (1999). Sweden and National Liberation in Southern Africa. p. 378.
- Victoria Brittain. "Lúcio Lara obituary". the Guardian.
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