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Guillermo Rodríguez
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President of Ecuador

In office
February 15, 1972 – January 11, 1976]]
Preceded by José María Velasco Ibarra
Succeeded by Abelardo Montalvo
Personal details
Born November 4, 1924(1924-11-04) (age 95)
Pujilí, Ecuador
Spouse(s) Aída Judith León
Alma mater School of the Americas
Religion Roman Catholic

Guillermo Rodríguez Lara (born November 4, 1924), known as "Bombita", was the military dictator of Ecuador from February 15, 1972 to January 11, 1976. He took courses in C&R&Bn Staff, Irregular Warfare Orientation, and Maintenance Management at the School of the Americas. As commander of the army, he led a military coup d'etat executed by a navy commander named Jorge Queirolo G. and forced president José María Velasco into exile, to Buenos Aires, Argentina. During his rule, drilling the country's oil reserves funded the construction of hospitals, schools, roads (notably, paving the Quito-Tulcán road), the oil refinery at Esmeraldas, and equipment for the armed services. The military removed him from power in 1976.

Preceded by
José María Velasco
President of Ecuador
1972-1976
Succeeded by
Alfredo Poveda

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