Roberto Romero

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Roberto Romero
[[Governor of Salta Province]]
In office
Preceded by Edgardo Plaza
Succeeded by Hernán Cornejo
Personal details
Born October 22, 1927
Salta, Argentina
Died February 15, 1992
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Political party Justicialist Party
Profession Newspaper owner

Roberto Romero (October 22, 1927 - February 15, 1992) was an Argentine Justicialist Party politician and businessman.

Romero was a founder of the provincial El Tribuno newspaper. He was elected as Governor of Salta Province, serving from 1983-1987, and completing numerous public works aimed at the province's growing tourist industry - notably the DELMI Stadium and the San Bernardo Hill Aerial tramway. He then stepped down to become a national deputy in the Argentine Chamber of Deputies for Salta Province. He stood for governor once again in 1991, but lost and retired that year from public life.

In February 1992, whilst on holiday with his family in Brazil, Romero was killed in an automobile accident. His son, Juan Carlos Romero, later also served as Governor of Salta.

In 2006 it came to light that the Drug Enforcement Administration of the United States had considered Romero the likely head of a major drug cartel. [1]

Preceded by
Edgardo Plaza
Governor of Salta
Succeeded by
Hernán Cornejo

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