Arbenz Guzmán, Jacobo, 1913-1971

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Jacobo Árbenz Guzmán (b. Sept. 14, 1913, Quetzaltenango, Guatemala–d. Jan. 27, 1971, Mexico City, Mexico) was a military officer in Guatemala. In 1950 he was elected president of Guatemala in the second democratic election; as president instituted a land reform. However, Árbenz Guzmán was ousted in 1954 in a coup engineered by the US Department of State and the Central Intelligence Agency. He lived in exile in Mexico until his death.
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Place Name Admin Code Country
Republic of Guatemala 00 GT
Quetzaltenango 13 GT
Mexico City 09 MX
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Birth 1913-09-14

Death 1971-01-27

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