Rodolfo Illanes, Bolivian politician, Died at 58

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Rodolfo J. Illanes Alvarado was born on August 18, 1958, and died on August 25, 2016.

He was a Bolivian lawyer and politician.

He served as Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs from 14 March 2016 to 25 August 2016, during the third cabinet of President Evo Morales.

Rodolfo Illanes was a lawyer at the Higher University of San Andrés (UMSA).

Illanes had also had a specialty in Criminal Sciences, from the University of Costa Rica.

Illanes was an adviser to President Evo Morales in his first term.

While he was a member of the Ministry of Labour, he held the position of Superintendent of Civil Service and then Deputy Minister of Work, Employment, and Social Security.

Rodolfo Illanes assumed the position of Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs, on March 14, 2016, replacing Marcelo Elío Chávez.

He was kidnapped, on 25 August 2016 along with his assistant while heading to Panduro to speak to anti-government protesters and then was later killed by the striking miners who abducted him.

Rodolfo Illanes murder shocked the South American country.

The Defence Minister Reymi Ferreira had broken down on television as he described how Illanes, appointed to his post in March, had apparently been “beaten and tortured to death”.

Rodolfo Illanes passed away at 58 years old.

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