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Ricardo Martinez-Vargas

Ricardo Martinez-Vargas, Bolivian economist, diplomat. Decorated Comendador Condor de los Andes, Bolivia. Liberal.


  • Martinez-Vargas, Ricardo was born on March 13, 1885 in Cochabamba, Bolivia, S.A. Son of Juan Martinez and Balvina Vargas.

  • Education

    • Student University of Cochabamba, Bolivia, 1896-1900, University of LaPaz Bolivia, 1901-1902.


    • 1 son, Antonio. First officer, Department of Public Works, Government of Bolivia, LaPaz, 1905-1906, secretary Division of Public Work, 1907-1918, minister of Public Works and Mines, Bolivian Government, LaPaz, 1919-1920. Minister of war, 1920. Nat. representative LaPaz (Bolivia), 1921-1923.

      In private business, 1923-1926, 1938-1946. Financial representative in United States of America, 1926-1928. Bolivian delegate to International Tin Committee, London, 1931-1938.

      Ambassador of Bolivia to the United States since 1946.


    Party affiliation: liberal


    Denomination: Roman Catholic


    • Married Maria Castanos, December 23, 1912.
    • father: Juan Martinez
    • mother: Balvina Vargas
    • spouse: Maria Castanos
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    Born March 13, 1885