Studies, American Defense College, Washington DC; Advanced Management Program, INCAE / Harvard Business School; Master's (Hons) in International Relations, Universidad Francisco Marroquin. Former: Columnist, Prensa Libre; Army Officer. 1993-95, Chief-of-Staff to the President of Guatemala. 1996, Inspector General of the Army; 1998-2000, Head of the Delegation of Guatemala to the Inter-American Defense Board, Washington, DC. 2001, Co-Founder, Patriotic Party. 2004, elected Deputy, Congress of the Republic of Guatemala. Since January 2012, President of Guatemala. Recipient of various honours and awards, including: Cross of the Army of Guatemala.