|Vice President of Guatemala|
Assumed office |
14 January 2016
|Preceded by||Alfonso Fuentes (Acting)|
|Rector of Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala|
June 28, 1994 – June 28, 1998
|Preceded by||Alfonso Fuentes|
|Succeeded by||Efraín Medina|
Ernesto Jafet Cabrera Franco|
16 November 1950
Guatemala City, Guatemala
|Political party||National Convergence Front|
|Alma mater||Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala|
Early life and career
Cabrera studied at the Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala, where he obtained a degree in medical surgery. He was Rector of the University between 1994 and 1998.
Cabrera's political career started in 1999 when he was one of the founders of the National Unity of Hope with Álvaro Colom. Cabrera left the party shortly afterwards. In 2004 he became Secretary for Agricultural Affairs.
In September 2015 Cabrera announced that he believed that one of the causes Guatemala's problems was to be found in the Spanish colonization of the Americas, stating that if Guatemala had been taken over by another country the problems would not have been so grave.
His son, Jafeth Ernesto Cabrera Cortéz, was elected to the Congress of Guatemala for the National Convergence Front in the 2015 parliamentary elections. He could however not take up his seat due to a law prohibiting relatives of the President and Vice-President from becoming deputies.
- "Quién es Jafeth Cabrera" (in Spanish). Canal Antigua. 14 January 2015. Retrieved 7 February 2016.
- "Jafeth Cabrera, exrector de la USAC, vuelve a la política" (in Spanish). Siglo21. 17 May 2015. Retrieved 7 February 2016.
- Lourdes Hércules (23 September 2015). "Jafeth Cabrera: 500 años de crisis por conquista española" (in Spanish). Guatevision. Retrieved 7 February 2016.
- "Jimmy Morales y Jafet Cabrera son declarados Presidente y Vicepresidente electos" (in Spanish). El Periodico. 6 November 2015. Retrieved 7 February 2016.
- "Hijo del vicepresidente electo, Jafeth Cabrera, no podrá asumir como diputado" (in Spanish). 26 October 2015. Retrieved 7 February 2016.
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