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. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  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.