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Jacobo Arbenz (1913–1971)

Jacobo Arbenz was born on September 14, 1913 in Quezaltenango, Guatemala as Jacobo Arbenz Guzmán. He died on January 27, 1971 in Mexico City, Mexico. See full bio »


(age 57) in Mexico City, Mexico
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 2007 The War on Democracy (Documentary)
Himself, President of Guatemala
 2002 Bowling for Columbine (Documentary)
Himself - President of Guatemala
 1998 Cold War (TV Mini-Series documentary)
- Backyard (1998) ... Himself (uncredited)

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Declassified CIA documents reveal that the U.S. supported his overthrow after he tried to redistribute lands owned by the United Fruit Company. The U.S. backed an "insurgency" by Guatemalan army vet Col. Castillo Armas, who siezed power in 1954 as Arbenz fled to Mexico. Armas would be assassinated in 1957. See more »

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