He was born in Panama City on August 7, 1930. He died in New York on October 27, 1993.
Bachelor of Law and Political Science from the University of Panama and Doctor of Law from the Central University of Madrid, Spain. He completed a degree in law and international politics at the International University of Social Studies in Rome, Italy.
Professed the Chair of Public International Law at the University of Panama, where he was Secretary, Deputy Dean and Interim Dean.
He was Deputy of the National Assembly, Member of the National Council of Foreign Relations, President of the Board of Directors of the Housing and Urbanism Institute and of the Games Control Board, Minister Counselor of the Permanent Delegation of Panama to the United Nations Organization , Governor of Panama to the World Bank, Representative of Panama to the Inter-American Economic and Social Council, and to the Board of Governors of the Inter-American Development Bank, where he was elected president of the Inter-American Development Bank.
He was Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister of Finance and Treasury and Acting Minister of Labor and Social Welfare. Member of the Law Firm Tapia, Linares y Alfaro, President of the Union Club, President of the Nationalist Party, Secretary General of the Hispano-Luso-American Institute of International Law, Member of the International Law Association, Panamanian Academy of Law, Panamanian Law School, Panamanian Institute of Hispanic Culture, Bolivarian Society of Panama, Latin American Institute of Advanced Studies, Panamanian Academy of History, Argentine Association of International Law, Club Active 20-30 of Panama and the Kiwanis Club of Panama.
Works: Civil Cassation in Panamanian Legislation (1968), Public International Law (1977), Treaty on Permanent Neutrality and Functioning of the Panama Canal (1983) and Enrique Linares in Political History of Panama (1869-1949) Calvary of a town for strengthening its sovereignty (1989).