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| Jacobo Árbenz |
|Born||Jacobo Árbenz Guzmán|
|Died||1971-01-27 (Age 57)|
Mexico City, Mexico
|Alma mater||Politecnic School|
|Children|| • Arabella|
• Leonora Jacobo Arbenz
|Spouse||Maria Cristina Villanova|
|Interest of||J. C. King|
|Party||Revolutionary Action Party|
A democratically elected President of Guatemala whom the CIA liquidated due to his land redistribution policy
He was democratically elected as President of Guatemala and initiated a programme of land reform. Since this would be an upset to the United Fruit Company, they used the CIA to organize the 1954 Guatemalan coup d'état. Árbenz, fearing widespread fighting a nd loss of life, capitulated to the coup leaders and was exiled.
He was scalded to death in a bathtub while in Mexico, still exiled from Guatemala. This was ruled a suicide.
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