The following information offers background on Bolivian presidential candidate Jorge Quiroga

Name: Jorge "Tuto" Quiroga.

Age: 45.

Birthplace: Cochabamba, Bolivia.

Education: Bachelor's degree in industrial engineering from Texas A&M University; master's degree in business administration from St. Edward's University.

Career: IBM executive, 1981-88; treasury minister, 1989-93; campaign chief for Democratic National Action party, 1993 and 1995; vice president, 1997-2001; president 2001-02; visiting policy scholar at Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, 2002.

Platform: Wants to keep Bolivia on free-market track of past 20 years, pledges to improve infrastructure and health care, get foreign debt forgiven, continue U.S.-backed coca eradication policy.