Rodrigo Lara

1946 - 1984

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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 and a long running controversy over extradition in Colombia that would ultimately cost thousands of lives. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Rodrigo Lara has received more than 1,288,518 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Rodrigo Lara is the 5,576th most popular politician (up from 6,134th in 2019), the 12th most popular biography from Colombia (up from 19th in 2019) and the 5th most popular Politician.

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Among politicians, Rodrigo Lara ranks 5,576 out of 15,577Before him are Vaballathus, Siemomysł, Titu Cusi, Emperor Chong of Han, Isabel of Barcelos, and Stevo Pendarovski. After him are Hatuey, Princess Isabelle of Orléans, Francesco Maria del Monte, Blanche of Lancaster, Eleanor of Aragon, Queen of Castile, and Roger Mortimer, 1st Earl of March.

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Among people born in 1946, Rodrigo Lara ranks 121Before him are Ajda Pekkan, Bigas Luna, Peter Green, Jean-Jacques Beineix, Fancy, and Paul Schrader. After him are Robby Krieger, Kim Kyong-hui, Harold Shipman, Htin Kyaw, Robert Mapplethorpe, and Vuk Drašković. Among people deceased in 1984, Rodrigo Lara ranks 55Before him are Count Basie, Hans Speidel, Fikret Amirov, Chaïm Perelman, José Mauro de Vasconcelos, and Raoul Salan. After him are Jerzy Popiełuszko, Eduardo De Filippo, Mark W. Clark, Walter Tevis, Marcel Janco, and George Gallup.

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In Colombia

Among people born in Colombia, Rodrigo Lara ranks 12 out of 306Before him are César Gaviria (1947), René Higuita (1966), Gilberto Rodríguez Orejuela (1939), Carlos Valderrama (1961), Luis Carlos Galán (1943), and Nicolás Gómez Dávila (1913). After him are Pedro López (1948), Francisco de Paula Santander (1792), Griselda Blanco (1943), Álvaro Uribe (1952), Sofía Vergara (1972), and James Rodríguez (1991).

Among POLITICIANS In Colombia

Among politicians born in Colombia, Rodrigo Lara ranks 5Before him are Juan Manuel Santos (1951), César Gaviria (1947), Gilberto Rodríguez Orejuela (1939), and Luis Carlos Galán (1943). After him are Francisco de Paula Santander (1792), Álvaro Uribe (1952), Íngrid Betancourt (1961), Belisario Betancur (1923), Virgilio Barco Vargas (1921), Ernesto Samper (1950), and Manuel Marulanda (1930).