Jorge Salvador LaraJorge Salvador Lara (September 4, 1926 – February 8, 2012) was an Ecuadorian politician diplomat, columnist, writer, and historian. Lara served as the Foreign Minister of Ecuador for two separate tenures. He first served as Foreign Minister in 1966 within the government of interim President Clemente Yerovi. Lara again became Foreign Minister from 1976 to 1977 within the military regime of Vice Admiral Alfredo Poveda.
Lara was born in Quito, Ecuador, on September 4, 1926, to Jorge Salvador Donoso and Josefina Lara Bueno. His parents introduced him to history, while Lara eventually studied under Father Aurelio Espinosa Pólit, the founder of Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador.
Lara worked as an Ecuadorian diplomat. He was appointed Ambassador of Ecuador to the Vatican, Peru, Chile, and France. Lara also served as the director of the Academy of National History (''Academia Nacional de Historia'') for twenty years, as well as the President of the Institute of Geography and History (''Instituto de Geografía e Historia''). He had originally earned a fellowship within the Academy of National History on June 27, 1967. Lara was considered a leading historian and expert on the history of the capital city, Quito. In addition to his numerous books and publications, Lara taught history at Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador, the Ecuador Military Academy, and San Gabriel High School.
Lara became a columnist for the ''El Comercio'' on May 11, 1970, at the behest of the newspaper's then director, Jorge Mantilla Ortega.
Jorge Salvador Lara died in Quito on February 8, 2012, at the age of 85. Provided by Wikipedia
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