Adela Reta (9 July 1921– 3 April 2001) was a Uruguayan lawyer, jurist and politician who served as Minister of Education and Culture from 1985 to 1990 under President Julio María Sanguinetti.[1]


In 1983-1984 she took part in the Committee on Human Rights, denouncing atrocities during the civic-military dictatorship, together with other notable people like Horacio Terra Gallinal, Rodolfo Canabal, Luis Hierro Gambardella, Manuel Flores Mora, Eduardo Jaurena, Francisco Ottonelli, and Alberto Zumarán.[2]

A member of the Colorado Party, she was Minister of Education and Culture during the first presidential term of Julio María Sanguinetti.[1] She spent her last years as Director of SODRE.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Adela Reta dies". LR21. 5 April 2001. (in Spanish)
  2. ^ Remembering the fight for democracy in 1983 (in Spanish)