Rodrigo Lara

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Rodrigo Lara Bonilla (August 11, 1946 – April 30, 1984) was a Colombian lawyer and politician. He served as Minister of Justice under President Belisario Betancur. He was a known critic of Pablo Escobar.[1]

Lara was assassinated, aged 37, in a drive-by-shooting in Bogota on April 30, 1984 by orders of Escobar because of his work as Minister and for prosecuting the Medellín Cartel.[2]

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  1. Associated Press (May 1, 1984). "Justice Minister slain in Bogota". The New York Times. Archived from the original on May 24, 2015. Retrieved Sep 6, 2015.
  2. "El Asesinato de Rodrigo Lara Bonilla" (in Spanish). Semana. 1987-08-07. ISSN 0124-5473. Archived from the original on Sep 6, 2015. https://web.archive.org/web/20150906163320/http://www.semana.com/buscador?query=asesinato%20rodrigo%20lara%20bonilla. Retrieved 2010-09-29.