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Rosa Elena Bonilla

Rosa Elena Bonilla Avila, also known as Rosa Elena de Lobo (born 2 February 1967), a Honduran politician and interior designer, is the wife of the 54th president of Honduras, Porfirio Lobo and former First Lady of Honduras.[1]

Rosa Elena Bonilla
First Lady of Honduras
In role
27 January 2010 (2010-01-27) – 27 January 2014 (2014-01-27)
PresidentPorfirio Lobo
Preceded bySiomara Girón
Succeeded byAna García Carías
Personal details
Born (1967-02-02) 2 February 1967 (age 52)
Tegucigalpa, Francisco Morazán, Honduras
NationalityHonduras Honduras
Political partyNational Party of Honduras
Spouse(s)Porfirio Lobo
ChildrenÁmbar, Saíd and Luis


Rosa was born on 2 February 1967 in Tegucigalpa, Honduras to Fernando Bonilla Martínez and Maria Elena Avila. She spent her childhood in El Basque neighborhood and studied at "Escuela 14 de julio". She graduated in interior designing from "Instituto Alfa", Tegucigalpa in 1987.[2]

In early 1990s Rosa served as secretary in the office of Porfirio Lobo, who was then the director of the Honduran Forest Development Corporation (COHDEFOR).[3] Porfirio and Rosa got married in 1992 and have three children Amber, Said and Luis Fernando.[4]

On August 20, 2019, Rosa Elena Bonilla was convicted of embezzling U.S.$600,000 between 2010 and 2014 while her husband was president. On September 5, 2019, she was sentenced to 58 years of prison.[5] Her brother-in-law Mauricio Mora was acquitted.[6]


  1. ^ Rosa Elena Bonilla, First Lady of Honduras Retrieved and Translated on 2013-12-28.
  2. ^ Biography of Rosa (Spanish) Retrieved on 2013-12-28.
  3. ^ Lobo's Portfolio in Spanish (Spanish) Retrieved on 2013-12-28.
  4. ^ Porfirio and Rosa's family (Spanish) Retrieved on 2013-12-28.
  5. ^ "Former first lady of Honduras sentenced to 58 years in jail". Reuters. 2019-09-05. Retrieved 2019-09-05.
  6. ^ "Honduras' ex-first lady convicted of fraud, embezzlement", ABC, August 20, 2019, retrieved August 20, 2019