Jacobo Árbenz

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Person.png Jacobo Árbenz   Spartacus WebsiteRdf-icon.png
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BornJacobo Árbenz Guzmán
Quetzaltenango, Guatemala
Died1971-01-27 (Age 57)
Mexico City, Mexico
Alma materPolitecnic School
ReligionRoman Catholic
Children • Arabella
• Leonora Jacobo Arbenz
• Jr.
SpouseMaria Cristina Villanova
Victim ofmurder
PartyRevolutionary Action Party

Flag of the President of Guatemala.svg President of Guatemala Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
March 15, 1951 - June 27, 1954

Employment.png Minister of National Defense of Guatemala

In office
March 15, 1945 - March 15, 1951


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.

14 September 1913|27 January 1971|


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