Rodrigo Lara

1946 - 1984

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Rodrigo Lara Bonilla (Spanish: Rodrigo Lara Bonilla; August 11, 1946 – April 30, 1984) was a Colombian lawyer and politician, who served as Minister of Justice under President Belisario Betancur, and was assassinated by orders of Pablo Escobar because of his work as Minister in prosecuting cocaine traffickers mainly belonging to the Medellín Cartel. Lara's death led to Escobar's indictment for murder, which would be the beginning of his eventual downfall. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Rodrigo Lara has received more than 1,605,919 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Rodrigo Lara is the 5,709th most popular politician (down from 5,505th in 2019), the 17th most popular biography from Colombia (down from 12th in 2019) and the 6th most popular Colombian Politician.

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Among politicians, Rodrigo Lara ranks 5,709 out of 19,576Before him are Jadranka Kosor, Antoine Barnave, Hosius of Corduba, Alix of France, Luis Arce, and Nguyễn Hữu Thọ. After him are Bermudo III of León, William I, Count of Holland, Numa Denis Fustel de Coulanges, Teréz Brunszvik, Warren Hastings, and Al-Mu'tamid ibn Abbad.

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Among people born in 1946, Rodrigo Lara ranks 131Before him are Joop Zoetemelk, Bigas Luna, Robby Krieger, Brenda Blethyn, Ruth Fuchs, and Kabir Bedi. After him are Lars Vilks, Peter Green, Ahmed Faras, Raël, George Young, and Nicole Garcia. Among people deceased in 1984, Rodrigo Lara ranks 55Before him are Jerzy Popiełuszko, Joseph Losey, Chaïm Perelman, George Gaylord Simpson, Branko Ćopić, and Hans Speidel. After him are Count Basie, Andy Kaufman, Marcel Janco, Souvanna Phouma, Mark W. Clark, and Raoul Salan.

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In Colombia

Among people born in Colombia, Rodrigo Lara ranks 17 out of 356Before him are Gilberto Rodríguez Orejuela (1939), Luis Garavito (1957), Miguel Rodríguez Orejuela (1943), Pedro López (1948), Gustavo Petro (1960), and Nicolás Gómez Dávila (1913). After him are John Leguizamo (1964), Luis Carlos Galán (1943), Álvaro Uribe (1952), Virgilio Barco Vargas (1921), James Rodríguez (1991), and Íngrid Betancourt (1961).

Among POLITICIANS In Colombia

Among politicians born in Colombia, Rodrigo Lara ranks 6Before him are Juan Manuel Santos (1951), César Gaviria (1947), Gilberto Rodríguez Orejuela (1939), Miguel Rodríguez Orejuela (1943), and Gustavo Petro (1960). After him are Luis Carlos Galán (1943), Álvaro Uribe (1952), Virgilio Barco Vargas (1921), Íngrid Betancourt (1961), Belisario Betancur (1923), and Francisco de Paula Santander (1792).