Rodrigo Lara (full name Rodrigo Lara Bonilla) was a former Colombian Vice Minister of Justice, who was assassinated by the orders of Pablo Escobar after Lara exposed Escobar as a drug trafficker in the Colombian House of Representatives, bringing an abrupt end to the latter's political ambitions.

After exposing Escobar, Lara became the 'most wanted man' in Colombia, and for his own safety, was appointed as the Ambassador to Czechoslovakia, but was gunned down by Pablo's men before he could leave the country.