Alfonso Portillo was born on 24th September 1951 in Zacapa. He is a Guatemalan politician.
Biography and Career:
Alfonso Portillo was born and brought in Zacapa. He got his academic qualifications in Mexico. He has a degree in social science from the Autonomous University of Guerrero in Chilpancingo, Guerrero and he also has doctorate from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) in Mexico City. He became implicated with left-wing indigenous groups in Guerrero and with the Guatemalan National Revolutionary Unity (URNG) during the late 1970's. He has also given lectures in political science at the university in Chilpancingo, Mexico during the 1980's.
He went back to Guatemala and joined the Social Democratic Party (PSD), which had substituted the Authentic Revolu
tionary Party the previous year in 1989. He then shifted to the Guatemalan Christian Democrats (DCG), a center-right formation which was the governing party during that time. He was appointed Director of the Guatemalan Institute of Social and Political Sciences (IGESP) in 1992 and was in the post till 1994. In 1993 he became the DCG's Secretary General and was elected as one of their deputies in 1994 and he became the head of their Congress group. He was also the editorial advisor for Siglo Veintiuna, one of the largest daily selling newspapers.
He along with another of the DCG's 13 deputies, left the party and became independents after the parliamentary group was accused of corruption in 1995 April. He joined the Guatemalan Republican Front (FRG) on 20th July 1995.
Birth name: Alfonso Antonio Portillo Cabrera.
He was born on 24th September 1951 in Zacapa. According to the January 2010 report the United States government was looking for him in connection to money laundering charges.
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We like Alfonso Portillo because he is good politician.
Why is Alfonso Portillo Famous?
He is famous because he served as the President of the Republic of Guatemala from 2000 to 2004.