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 Jacobo Arbenz Guzman

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Jacobo Arbenz Guzman

Birth
Quetzaltenango, Guatemala
Death 27 Jan 1971 (aged 57)
Mexico City, Cuauhtémoc Borough, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Burial Guatemala City, Municipio de Guatemala, Guatemala, Guatemala
Memorial ID 25553013 View Source
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President of Guatemala. He served as the elected head of his country from March 15, 1951 to June 27, 1954. A reformist who began to nationalize the fruit industry, Guzman was overthrown in a CIA-orchestrated coup in 1954 because it was feared he was getting too close to the Soviet Union's sphere of influence. He lived the remainder of his life in exile in many countries, finally winding up in Mexico. He died under mysterious circumstances, drowning in his bathtub. In 1995 his remains were exhumed from a Mexican cemetery and were re-interred in Guatemala.

Bio by: Erik Lander


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Erik Lander
  • Added: 26 Mar 2008
  • Find a Grave Memorial 25553013
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/25553013/jacobo-arbenz-guzman : accessed ), memorial page for Jacobo Arbenz Guzman (14 Sep 1913–27 Jan 1971), Find a Grave Memorial ID 25553013, citing Cemeterio General, Guatemala City, Municipio de Guatemala, Guatemala, Guatemala ; Maintained by Find A Grave .