Casimiro Olañeta

José Joaquín Casimiro Olañeta y Güemes (1795–1860) was a nephew of Pedro Antonio Olañeta who, after working for him, turned against his uncle in favor of Bolivian independence. He faced criticism as being two-faced or Machiavellian,[1] in part because the shift occurred in a matter of weeks.[2] He went on to serve as an advisor to Antonio José de Sucre. Casimiro opposed his land being linked in a nation with Argentina.[3]

Olañeta was President of the Bolivian constituent assembly in 1826. He was Minister of Finance of Peru from August 1837 to November 1837.[4] He served as the President of the Chamber of Senators of Bolivia in 1846.


  1. ^ Richard W. Slatta; Jane Lucas De Grummond (2003). Simón Bolívar's Quest for Glory. Texas A&M University Press. pp. 247–. ISBN 978-1-58544-239-3.
  2. ^ Kenneth Duane Lehman (1999). Bolivia and the United States: A Limited Partnership. University of Georgia Press. pp. 19–. ISBN 978-0-8203-2116-5.
  3. ^ Herbert S. Klein (2003). A Concise History of Bolivia. Cambridge University Press. pp. 98–100. ISBN 978-0-521-00294-3.
  4. ^ "Ministerio de Economía y Finanzas – Histórico – Relación de Ministros".