Gustavo Espina

Gustavo Espina
30th President of Guatemala
In office
1 June 1993 – 5 June 1993
Preceded by Jorge Serrano
Succeeded by Ramiro de León
Personal details
Born 1946 (1946)

Gustavo Adolfo Espina Salguero (born c. 1946) became vice-president of Guatemala as the running mate of President Jorge Serrano on January 14, 1991.

Serrano attempted a self-coup on May 25, 1993, but was forced to flee into exile on June 1.[1] Espina served as interim president for four days until June 5, when he was forced to resign by Congress after evidence surfaced that he was involved in the coup. He spent the following years in exile, and in 1997 returned voluntarily to stand trial for his involvement in the coup. He was convicted of violating the constitution, but his sentence was commuted to a small fine.


Political offices
Preceded by
Jorge Serrano
President of Guatemala
Succeeded by
Ramiro de León
Preceded by
Roberto Carpio
Vice President of Guatemala
Succeeded by
Arturo Herbruger

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