Honduran political leader who served as President of Honduras from 1982 to 1986. He was elected after military rule in Honduras ended.
He attended the University of San Carlos of Guatemala and went into medicine before he entered politics.
His presidency was marked by a major economic recession in Honduras, which aid from the United States and other countries did little to abate.
He was married to Aida Zacapa.
He took the Honduran presidency during the early years of the Fidel Castro era in Cuba.