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Ricardo Rodolfo Maduro Joest (born 20 April 1946 in Panama) is a former President of Honduras
President of Honduras
and chairman of the Central Bank of Honduras. Maduro graduated from The Lawrenceville School
The Lawrenceville School
(where he was awarded the Lawrenceville Medal, Lawrenceville's highest award to alumni) and later Stanford University. He was President between 27 January 2002, and 27 January 2006, representing the National Party of Honduras
Honduras
(PNH). Ricardo Maduro
Ricardo Maduro
is a member of the Levy-Maduro family whose roots go through Portugal, the Netherlands and the Netherlands Antilles.

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1 Life and career 2 See also 3 External links 4 References

Life and career[edit] Maduro's first marriage to Miriam Andréu produced three daughters and a son, Ricardo Ernesto, who was kidnapped at age 25 on 23 April 1997. Ricardo Ernesto's body was discovered two days later. His death inspired Maduro to aspire to the presidency and gave him the popularity that allowed him to first register and then be elected as a presidential candidate, in spite of a constitutional ban on those not born in Honduras
Honduras
from becoming President. This constitutional ban created great controversy before the 2001 elections. Having been chosen as the PNH candidate, he was eventually allowed to stand. In his campaign he promised to tackle crime and the Mara Salvatrucha
Mara Salvatrucha
gang (maras). He immediately brought troops out onto the streets of the larger cities to accompany the local police. The PNH-held National Congress passed laws making illicit association a crime, which have seen hundreds of gang members put behind bars. In October 2002, he married the Spaniard
Spaniard
Aguas Santas Ocaña Navarro, whom he met when she was a member of the Spanish Embassy in Honduras. Shortly after he left office, Maduro and Ocaña filed for divorce. She consequently moved to Nicaragua with her adoptive children to direct a non-profit organization devoted to children. Maduro remained in Tegucigalpa. Maduro's eldest son is a United States citizen and lives in the U.S. On 1 May 2005 the plane Maduro was traveling in crashed into the Caribbean Sea off the shore of Tela. Maduro, his daughter Lorena, and the pilot were reportedly not seriously injured and were rescued by local residents. Maduro was taken to a hospital in Comayagua
Comayagua
to recover. On 27 November 2005 Maduro presided over a new set of presidential and general elections. His party lost the presidency to the Liberal Party of Honduras
Honduras
(PLH) and its candidate Manuel Zelaya. Zelaya succeeded Maduro on 27 January 2006. Maduro currently serves as President of Inversiones la Paz in Tegucigalpa, and is active in the education organization he created in honor of his son, the Fundacion para la Educacion Ricardo Ernesto Maduro Andreu. See also[edit]

History of Honduras Politics of Honduras

External links[edit]

Biography by CIDOB (in Spanish) Biography at the Permanent Mission of the United Nations website.

References[edit]

^ "La boda del año: Ricardo Maduro
Ricardo Maduro
- Melissa Callejas" (in Spanish). La Prensa. October 14, 2009. Retrieved 2016-11-20. 

Political offices

Preceded by Carlos Flores President of Honduras 2002-2006 Succeeded by Manuel Zelaya

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Presidents and heads of state of Honduras

1821–1839

Herrera Milla Bendaña Zelaya Bustamante Morazán Vigil Cocaña Morazán Valle Marquez Milla Guevara Rivera Martinez Salinas Herrera Martinez Salinas Lino

1839–1982

Zelaya Ferrera Council of Ministers Ferrera Council of Ministers Chávez Council of Ministers Lindo Cabañas Bueso Aguilar Guardiola Montes Castellanos Montes Medina Inestroza Cruz Medina Arias Leiva Mejía Gómez Medina Soto Council of Ministers Bográn Leiva Vásquez P. Bonilla Sierra Arias Boquín M. Bonilla Oquelí Dávila Bertrand M. Bonilla Bertrand Aguirre Mejía Colindres Bográn López Gutiérrez Bueso Carías Andino Tosta Paz Barahona Mejía Colindres Carías Andino Gálvez Lozano Díaz Military junta Villeda Morales López Arellano Cruz Uclés López Arellano Melgar Paz García

Democratic era (since 1982)

Suazo Córdova Azcona Callejas Reina Flores Maduro Zelaya Micheletti (Acting) Lobo Hernández

Authority control

WorldCat Identities VIAF: 24277578

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