68 Notable alumni of
Pontifical Javeriana University

Pontifical Javeriana University is 381st in the world, 9th in Latin America, and 1st in Colombia by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 68 notable alumni from Pontifical Javeriana University sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Luis Carlos Galán Sarmiento

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    Luis Carlos Galán Sarmiento
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1943-1989 (aged 46)
    Occupations
    politicianjournalistdiplomateconomistlawyer
    Biography

    Luis Carlos Galán Sarmiento was a Colombian liberal politician and journalist who ran for the Presidency of Colombia on two occasions, the first time for the political movement New Liberalism that he founded in 1979. The movement was an offspring of the mainstream Colombian Liberal Party, and with mediation of former Liberal president Julio César Turbay Ayala, Galán returned to the Liberal party in 1989 and sought the nomination for the 1990 presidential election.

  2. Gustavo Petro

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    Gustavo Petro
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1960-.. (age 61)
    Enrolled in Pontifical Javeriana University
    In 1994 graduated with master's degree in economics
    Occupations
    politicianeconomistwriterpartisan
    Biography

    Gustavo Francisco Petro Urrego is a Colombian politician, ex guerrilla member and a presidential candidate who previously served as mayor of Bogotá. A left-wing politician, Petro was a member of the revolutionary group M-19 in the 1980s. The group later evolved into the Alianza Democrática M-19, a political party in which Petro participated as a member of the national congress in the 1990s. Petro served as a senator as a member of the Alternative Democratic Pole party following the 2006 legislative elections with the second largest vote in the country. In 2009, he resigned his position to aspire to the presidency of Colombia in the 2010 Colombian presidential election, finishing fourth in the race. His more recent results show great improvement, finishing second in the 2018 Colombian presidential election.

  3. Paulina Vega

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    Paulina Vega
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1993-.. (age 28)
    Occupations
    modelpresenterbeauty pageant contestant
    Biography

    Paulina Vega Dieppa is a Colombian television host, model and beauty queen who was crowned Miss Colombia 2013 and Miss Universe 2014. Vega is the second Miss Universe from Colombia.

  4. Ernesto Samper

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    Ernesto Samper
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1950-.. (age 71)
    Occupations
    diplomatlawyereconomistpolitician
    Biography

    Ernesto Samper Pizano is a Colombian politician. Samper is a member of the influential Samper family. He served as the President of Colombia from 1994 to 1998, representing the Liberal Party. He currently serves as the Secretary General of the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR).

  5. Catalina Sandino Moreno

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    Catalina Sandino Moreno
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1981-.. (age 40)
    Occupations
    actorpainterfilm actor
    Biography

    Catalina Sandino Moreno is a Colombian actress. She shared the Silver Bear with Charlize Theron and received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in Maria Full of Grace (2004).

  6. Carlos Pizarro Leongómez

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    Carlos Pizarro Leongómez
    Born in
    Montenegro Flag Montenegro
    Years
    1952-1990 (aged 38)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyerpartisan
    Biography

    Carlos Pizarro Leongómez was the fourth commander of the Colombian guerrilla group 19th of April Movement (Movimiento 19 de Abril) (M-19). Pizarro later ran for president of Colombia after the demobilization of M-19 that transformed the group into the political party, M-19 Democratic Alliance (Alianza Democrática M-19) (AD/M-19). Pizarro was assassinated on 26 April 1990.

  7. Kristina Lilley

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    Kristina Lilley
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1963-.. (age 58)
    Occupations
    actorfilm actor
    Biography

    Kristina Lilley [kɾisˈtina ˈlili] is a Colombian actress best known for numerous roles in Spanish-language soap operas. Recently, she has appeared in several telenovelas produced by Telemundo, which she is known for playing the roles of Gabriela Acevedo de Elizondo in Pasión de Gavilanes, and Edelmira Carranza de Guerrero in La Tormenta. Her latest TV series is Dame Chocolate, where she portrayed the role of Grace Remington.

  8. Rodolfo Llinás

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    Rodolfo Llinás
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1934-.. (age 87)
    Occupations
    neurologistneuroscientistphysician
    Biography

    Rodolfo Llinás Riascos is a Colombian-born American neuroscientist. He is currently the Thomas and Suzanne Murphy Professor of Neuroscience and Chairman Emeritus of the Department of Physiology & Neuroscience at the NYU School of Medicine. Llinás has published over 800 scientific articles.

  9. Fonseca

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    Fonseca
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1979-.. (age 42)
    Occupations
    singersongwriter
    Biography

    Born in Bogota, Colombia, Juan Fernando Fonseca, better known as Fonseca chose music at an early age, studying music formally at institutions such as Javeriana University in Bogota and Berklee College of Music in Boston. Fonseca's self-titled debut gained him considerable attention in Colombia. His second album released Corazón (2005) explored the crossroads where pop/rock influences meet the vallenato, bullerengue, and tambora. Gratitud followed in 2008, with Ilusión arriving in 2011.

  10. Mario Mendoza

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    Mario Mendoza
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1964-.. (age 57)
    Occupations
    novelistwriterjournalist
    Biography

    Mario Mendoza Zambrano is a Colombian writer, professor, and journalist.

  11. Fernando Vallejo

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    Fernando Vallejo
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1942-.. (age 79)
    Occupations
    biologistfilm directorwriterscreenwriter
    Biography

    Fernando Vallejo Rendón is a Colombian-born novelist, filmmaker and essayist. He obtained Mexican nationality in 2007.

  12. Marta Lucía Ramírez

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    Marta Lucía Ramírez
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1954-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    diplomatpoliticianmodel
    Biography

    Marta Lucía Ramírez Blanco is a Colombian lawyer, politician, and the current Vice President of Colombia, as well as the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Colombia. In 2018, Ramírez became the first woman elected to serve as Vice President of Colombia, running on a ticket with Iván Duque Márquez. In 2021, after the resignation of her predecessor Claudia Blum, she was pronounced chancellor by the president Iván Duque Márquez.

  13. Misael Pastrana Borrero

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    Misael Pastrana Borrero
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1923-1997 (aged 74)
    Occupations
    diplomatuniversity teacherlawyerpolitician
    Biography

    Misael Eduardo Pastrana Borrero was a Colombian politician and lawyer who served as the 23rd President of Colombia from 1970 to 1974. He was also the father of the 30th President Andrés Pastrana Arango.

  14. Fernando Carrillo Florez

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    Fernando Carrillo Florez
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1962-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    economistdiplomatlawyer
    Biography

    Fernando Carrillo Flórez is a Pontifical Xavierian University educated lawyer and economist, with postgraduate studies from Harvard University. He served as Colombia's 11th Minister of the Interior from 2012 to 2013, and 55th Minister of Justice from 1991 to 1992.

  15. Álvaro Gómez Hurtado

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    Álvaro Gómez Hurtado
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1919-1995 (aged 76)
    Occupations
    politicianjournalistdiplomat
    Biography

    Álvaro Gómez Hurtado was a Colombian lawyer, politician, journalist and active member of the Colombian Conservative Party. Gómez was a son of the former President of Colombia, Laureano Gómez. He is mostly remembered for being one of the writers of the Colombian Constitution of 1991 and for running three times for the presidency, but without success. He served separate appointments as ambassador to Italy, the United States and France, beginning in the 1980s.

  16. Piedad Córdoba

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    Piedad Córdoba
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1955-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyeractivist
    Biography

    Piedad Esneda Córdoba Ruiz is a Colombian lawyer and politician who served as Senator of Colombia from 1994 to 2010. A Liberal Party politician, she also served as Member of the Chamber of Representatives of Colombia for Antioquia from 1992 to 1994.

  17. Ricardo Vélez Rodríguez

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    Ricardo Vélez Rodríguez
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1943-.. (age 78)
    Occupations
    teacherwriterphilosopher
    Biography

    Ricardo Vélez Rodríguez is a Colombian-Brazilian philosopher and former Minister of Education of Brazil.

  18. Gina Parody

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    Gina Parody
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1973-.. (age 48)
    Occupations
    juristlawyerpolitician
    Biography

    Gina María Parody d'Echeona is a Colombian politician. Born in Bogotá in 1973, Parody graduated as a lawyer from Pontifical Xavierian University and became a politician. She has served as Director of the National Learning Service (SENA), as a Senator, as member of the Chamber of Representatives of Colombia, and most recently as Minister of Education.

  19. Paulina Dávila

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    Paulina Dávila
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1988-.. (age 33)
    Occupations
    film actor
    Biography

    María Paulina Dávila, is a Colombian actress.

  20. Jorge Franco

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    Jorge Franco
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1962-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    writer
    Biography

    Jorge Franco Ramos is a writer from Colombia, known primarily for his novel Rosario Tijeras, which has been adapted for film and television.

  21. María Lucía Fernández

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    María Lucía Fernández
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1962-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    journalistnews presentermodel
    Biography

    María Lucía Fernández is a Colombian journalist and news presenter. She worked as a model in her teens to afford her studies in Social Communication at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana. As news presenter, she worked in TV shows like Panorama, QAP Noticias and 7:30 Caracol. Since 1998, she's one of the main newsreaders at Caracol Noticias. She also worked at Caracol Radio until 2004.

  22. Juan Carlos Pinzón Bueno

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    Juan Carlos Pinzón Bueno
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1971-.. (age 50)
    Occupations
    economist
    Biography

    Juan Carlos Pinzón Bueno is a Colombian diplomat, politician and economist. He is the current Ambassador of Colombia to the United States and former Minister of Defence. Pinzon comes from a military family, his father was a Colonel in the Colombian Army.

  23. Jéssica de la Peña

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    Jéssica de la Peña
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1977-.. (age 44)
    Occupations
    journalistnews presenter
    Biography

    Jéssica Annais de la Peña Camargo is a Colombian television presenter and journalist.

  24. Daniel Samper Pizano

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    Daniel Samper Pizano
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1945-.. (age 76)
    Occupations
    lawyerjournalistwritereditorial columnist
    Biography

    Daniel Samper Pizano is a Colombian lawyer, journalist, and prolific writer.

  25. Ignacio Martín-Baró

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    Ignacio Martín-Baró
    Born in
    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1942-1989 (aged 47)
    Occupations
    Jesuitphilosopheruniversity teacherCatholic priestpsychologist
    Biography

    Ignacio Martín-Baró was a scholar, social psychologist, philosopher and Jesuit priest. He was one of the victims of the 1989 murders of Jesuits in El Salvador.

  26. Claudia Palacios

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    Claudia Palacios
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1977-.. (age 44)
    Occupations
    journalistwriternews presenter
    Biography

    Claudia Isabel Palacios Giraldo is a Colombian journalist and newscaster. She is best known as the weekend news anchor on CNN en Español, a position she held from 2004 through 2012. She is currently both a news anchor on CM& Television in Colombia and a journalist for the Colombian magazine El Pueblo.

  27. Jorge Alfredo Vargas

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    Jorge Alfredo Vargas
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1967-.. (age 54)
    Occupations
    journalistnews presentertelevision director
    Biography

    Jorge Alfredo Vargas Angulo is a Colombian journalist and news presenter.

  28. Armando Benedetti

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    Armando Benedetti
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1962-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    journalistpolitician
    Biography

    Armando Alberto Benedetti Villaneda is a Colombian politician, currently serving as Senator of Colombia since 2006. He also served as Member of the Chamber of Representatives of Colombia from 2002 to 2006.

  29. Andrés Orozco-Estrada

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    Andrés Orozco-Estrada
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1977-.. (age 44)
    Occupations
    conductorviolinist
    Biography

    Andrés Orozco-Estrada is a Colombian violinist and conductor, with dual nationality in Colombia and Austria. He is Music Director of the Vienna Symphony and the Houston Symphony.

  30. Vanessa de la Torre

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    Vanessa de la Torre
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1978-.. (age 43)
    Occupations
    news presenterjournalistcolumnistwriter
    Biography

    Gloria Vanessa de la Torre Sanclemente is a Colombian journalist. She is currently the week midday co-anchor of Noticias Caracol and is the presenter of the research program El rastro.

  31. Elsa Noguera

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    Elsa Noguera
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1973-.. (age 48)
    Occupations
    economistpolitician
    Biography

    Elsa Margarita Noguera de la Espriella is a Colombian politician. She was the Vice Presidential nominee for the Radical Change in 2010, and in 2012 she was elected mayor of Barranquilla, the capital of Atlantico. She later served as the Minister of Housing, City and Territory. In 2020 she was elected the governor of the Atlantico Department, where Barranquilla is located.

  32. Laura Tobón

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    Laura Tobón
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1990-.. (age 31)
    Occupations
    modeljournalistbusinessperson
    Biography

    Laura María Tobón Yepes is a Colombian presenter, model, singer, and YouTuber.

  33. Jorge Villamil

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    Jorge Villamil
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1929-2011 (aged 82)
    Occupations
    composersongwriterphysician
    Biography

    Jorge Villamil Cordovez was a Colombian composer and songwriter born in El Cedral, a large coffee plantation near Neiva (Huila). He was one of the most prolific and important composers of Colombia and South America. Villamil's talent was evident when he learned to play Colombian tiple at 4 years of age. He was the youngest and only male of a family of 7.

  34. Inés María Zabaraín

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    Inés María Zabaraín
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1969-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    news presenterjournalist
    Biography

    Inés María Zabaraín Pinto is a journalist and newscaster, mainly known for presenting Noticias Caracol of Caracol Television until 2011.

  35. Simón Brand

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    Simón Brand
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1970-.. (age 51)
    Occupations
    film directoractor
    Biography

    Simón Brand is a Colombian film director. Brand has directed more than 200 TV commercials for companies such as Coca-Cola, Coors Light, AT&T, Apple Inc., BMW. He has also directed music videos for artists such as Paulina Rubio, Thalía, Juanes, Shakira, Alejandro Fernández, Enrique Iglesias and Ricky Martin.

  36. Santiago Gamboa

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    Santiago Gamboa
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1962-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    writerjournalist
    Biography

    Santiago Gamboa is a Colombian writer.

  37. Noemí Sanín

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    Noemí Sanín
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1949-.. (age 72)
    Occupations
    diplomatjuristlawyerpolitician
    Biography

    Marta Noemí del Espíritu Santo Sanín Posada is a Colombian-born politician and diplomat. She was the Conservative party candidate in the 2010 Colombian presidential election.

  38. Cecilia Álvarez-Correa Glen

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    Cecilia Álvarez-Correa Glen
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1953-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    engineerpolitician
    Biography

    Cecilia Álvarez-Correa Glen is an Industrial Engineer and Colombian politician who served as Minister of Commerce, Industry and Tourism of Colombia under President Juan Manuel Santos Calderón. Álvarez-Correa is credited as the second woman to hold this post in Colombian history. Previously, Álvarez-Correa served as the 12th Minister of Transport of Colombia.

  39. Luis Carlos Villegas

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    Luis Carlos Villegas
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1957-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    politiciandiplomat
    Biography

    Luis Carlos Villegas Echeverri is Colombian politician, lawyer and economist. He was the Governor of Risaralda, and previously served as the Colombian Ambassador to the United States. He served as the Minister of Defence from June 2015 to August 2018.

  40. Yasna Provoste

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    Yasna Provoste
    Born in
    Chile Flag Chile
    Years
    1969-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    politicianteacher
    Biography

    Yasna Provoste Campillay is a Chilean teacher and Christian Democrat politician. Since March 2014 she is a deputy at the Chamber of Deputies of Chile, representing District 6 of the Atacama Region of northern Chile and since March 2021 she has been President of the Senate of Chile after the resignation of Adriana Muñoz. In 2008, as Minister of Education, she became the first minister to be impeached by Congress since democracy returned in 1990.

  41. Fernando Araújo Perdomo

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    Fernando Araújo Perdomo
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1955-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    civil engineerdiplomatengineerpolitician
    Biography

    Fernando Araújo Perdomo is a Colombian politician. He was the Minister of Development during the administration of Andrés Pastrana. He resigned from this post after the Chambacú land deal scandal. He was later kidnapped by the FARC-EP guerrillas and held for six years until he eventually escaped. Two months later after his liberation, President Álvaro Uribe appointed him as Minister of Foreign Affairs.

  42. Brigitte LG Baptiste

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    Brigitte LG Baptiste
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1963-.. (age 58)
    Occupations
    biologist
    Biography

    Brigitte Baptiste, is a Colombian cultural landscape ecologist and an expert on environmental issues and biodiversity in Colombia. She is a member of the Multidisciplinary Expert Panel of the Intergovernmental Science and Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services and has been part of the national representation to the Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research. She served as director of the Alexander von Humboldt Biological Resources Research Institute from 2011 until 2019. In September 2019, Baptiste became the director of Universidad Ean.

  43. Aurelio Iragorri Valencia

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    Aurelio Iragorri Valencia
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1966-.. (age 55)
    Occupations
    lawyerpoliticiancivil servant
    Biography

    Aurelio Iragorri Valencia is the 12th Minister of the Interior of Colombia, serving in the administration of President Juan Manuel Santos Calderón. Iragorri, who had served as Deputy Minister of the Interior from 2010 to 2012, also served as Santos' Chief of Staff, and as High Presidential Advisor for Political Affairs.

  44. Juan Camilo Restrepo Salazar

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    Juan Camilo Restrepo Salazar
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1946-.. (age 75)
    Occupations
    politiciandiplomatlawyer
    Biography

    Juan Camilo Restrepo Salazar was the 10th Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development of Colombia, serving in the administration of President Juan Manuel Santos Calderón. A veteran politician, he also served as the 63rd Minister of Finance and Public Credit of Colombia, the 17th Minister of Mines and Energy of Colombia, the 20th Ambassador of Colombia to France, and as Senator of Colombia. A lifelong member of the Conservative Party, he tried to run for the Conservative presidential nomination in 1998 and 2002, ultimately losing in the primaries both times.

  45. Luis Carlos Restrepo Ramírez

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    Luis Carlos Restrepo Ramírez
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1954-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    psychiatristphilosopher
    Biography

    Luis Carlos Restrepo Ramírez is a Colombian psychiatrist and philosopher, who served as the 5th High Commissioner for Peace of Colombia from August 2002 to March 2009.

  46. Riyad al-Maliki

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    Riyad al-Maliki
    Born in
    Palestine Flag Palestine
    Years
    1955-.. (age 66)
    Enrolled in Pontifical Javeriana University
    Studied in 1978
    Occupations
    politiciancivil engineer
    Biography

    Riyad al-Maliki is former Minister of Information, government spokesperson, and Foreign Affairs Minister of the Palestinian National Authority in its 12th government, and resumed office as Foreign Affairs Minister in the current 13th government.

  47. Juanita Gómez

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    Juanita Gómez
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1987-.. (age 34)
    Occupations
    journalistnews presenterreporter
    Biography

    Juanita María Gómez Lora is a Colombian journalist and presenter of news.

  48. Alexandra Moreno Piraquive

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    Alexandra Moreno Piraquive
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1969-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Alexandra Moreno Piraquive is a Colombian lawyer and politician, who served as Senator of Colombia from 2002 to 2014.

  49. Gustavo Bell

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    Gustavo Bell
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1957-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    journalisthistoriandiplomatlawyerpolitician
    Biography

    Gustavo Adolfo Bell Lemus is the current Ambassador of Colombia to Cuba. A lawyer, economist and historian, he served as the seventh Vice President of Colombia between 1998 and 2002 under the administration of Andrés Pastrana Arango, during which time he also served concurrently as High Commissioner for Human Rights of Colombia and as Minister of National Defence between 2001 and 2002. In 1992, as the 53rd Governor of Atlántico, he became the first popularly elected Governor of the Department following the enactment of the 1991 Colombian Constitution.

  50. Ricardo Silva Romero

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    Ricardo Silva Romero
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1975-.. (age 46)
    Occupations
    writerscreenwriterjournalist
    Biography

    Ricardo Silva Romero is a Colombian writer, journalist, screenwriter and film critic. He is the author of over a dozen books in a variety of genres. In 2007, he was named as one of the Bogota39, a list of best young writers in Latin America.

  51. Diego Molano Vega

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    Diego Molano Vega
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1967-.. (age 54)
    Occupations
    engineer
    Biography

    Diego Molano Vega is former Minister of Information Technologies and Communications of Colombia. He was appointed as minister by President Juan Manuel Santos since 2010.

  52. Gustavo Gómez Córdoba

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    Gustavo Gómez Córdoba
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1967-.. (age 54)
    Occupations
    journalist
    Biography

    Gustavo Ernesto Gómez Córdoba is a Colombian journalist and writer, whose work has been recognized with awards including Journalist of the Year in 2010. He began working in Cromos magazine in the 1990s and became prominent as a national radio broadcaster starting in 2005, when he joins the team of 6AM Hoy x Hoy from Caracol Radio. He also writes for SoHo Magazine and another significant media.

  53. Freddy Padilla de León

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    Freddy Padilla de León
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1948-.. (age 73)
    Occupations
    engineerdiplomat
    Biography

    General Freddy José Padilla de León is a retired General of the Army of Colombia and currently serves as Ambassador of Colombia to Austria and Permanent Representative to the United Nations Office at Vienna. Prior to this diplomatic post General Padilla served as the General Commander of the Armed Forces of Colombia from 2006 to 2010, and as such assumed the Ministry of National Defence ad interim in 2009.

  54. Juan Carlos Esguerra Portocarrero

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    Juan Carlos Esguerra Portocarrero
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1949-.. (age 72)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Juan Carlos Esguerra Portocarrero is a Colombian lawyer and politician. He has previously served in the Colombian Government as the 7th Minister of Justice and Law, the 28th Ambassador of Colombia to the United States, and as Minister of National Defence.

  55. Mercedes Chaves Jaime

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    Mercedes Chaves Jaime
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1956-2005 (aged 49)
    Occupations
    educatorpsychologist
    Biography

    Mercedes Chaves Jaime was a Colombian psicopedagogue, professor and educational researcher. Chaves established herself as a notable Vygotskian pedagogue in Latin America.

  56. Gloria Stella Díaz

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    Gloria Stella Díaz
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1964-.. (age 57)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Gloria Stella Díaz is a Colombian lawyer and politician. In 2015 she was elected Councillor of Bogotá D.C. for the 2016-2019 term. She was a member of the Chamber of Representatives of Colombia for Bogotá from 2006 to 2014, representing the Independent Movement of Absolute Renovation (MIRA) party. Díaz was temporary Senator in replacement of Senator Alexandra Moreno Piraquive in 2004.

  57. Gloria María Borrero

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    Gloria María Borrero
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1956-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    lawyer
    Biography

    Gloria María Borrero is a Colombian politician who served as Minister of Justice from 2018 to 2019.

  58. Joseph Gumilla

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    Joseph Gumilla
    Born in
    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1686-1750 (aged 64)
    Occupations
    writernaturalist
    Biography

    Joseph Gumilla was a Jesuit priest who wrote a natural history of the Orinoco River region.

  59. Vicky Colbert

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    Vicky Colbert
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1940s
    Occupations
    sociologistpolitician
    Biography

    Vicky Colbert is a Colombian politician.

  60. Santiago Cepeda

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    Santiago Cepeda
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1986-.. (age 35)
    Occupations
    writerjournalist
    Biography

    Santiago Cepeda is a Colombian poet and novelist.

  61. Laura Abril

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    Laura Abril
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1990-.. (age 31)
    Occupations
    sport cyclist
    Biography

    Laura Valentina Abril Restrepo is a Colombian cross-country mountain biker. She was junior world champion in 2008. At the 2012 Summer Olympics, she competed in the Women's cross-country at Hadleigh Farm, but didn't complete the race.

  62. José de Cascante

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    Years
    1646-1702 (aged 56)
    Occupations
    composer
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    José Cascante, José de Cascante or Joseph Cascante was a Colombian Baroque composer and organist. Born in Bogotá, he was the maestro de capilla of that city's cathedral for many years, until his death, and oversaw the installation of its organ. His output consisted of villancicos; he also wrote in more popular genres such as the bambuco, the torbellino, the guabina, the pasillo, the danza, and the contradanza, among others.

  63. Juan Pablo Plata Figueroa

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    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1982-.. (age 39)
    Occupations
    novelistwriterjournalistliterary critic
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    Juan Pablo Plata is a Colombian writer, journalist and researcher.

  64. Luis Fernando Correa Bahamon

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    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1955-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    diplomateconomist
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    Luis Fernando Correa Bahamon is a Colombian business man, philanthropist, and investor. He is an important leader in the hotel and construction industry in Colombia.

  65. Lupe Cajías

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    Years
    1955-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    journalisthistorianwriter
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    Lupe Cajías de la Vega is a Bolivian journalist, historian, and writer. Cajías has focused her career on journalism, though she is also the author of books such as Historia de una Leyenda, vida y palabra de Juan Lechín Oquendo (1988) and Valentina. Historia de una rebeldía. Likewise, her career has been recognized with the UNICEF national award in 1986, as well as the Erich Guttentag Award for the novel Valentina. Historia de una rebeldía in 1996 (this award was replaced by the National Novel Award two years later).

  66. Juan Manuel González Torres

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    Born in
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    Years
    20th Century
    Occupations
    politician
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    Juan Manuel González Torres is a Colombian politician. He served as governor of the Colombian department of Meta from 2006 until 2007.

  67. Victor Quesada

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    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1985-.. (age 36)
    Occupations
    writertheatrical director
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    Victor Quesada is a Colombian theatre director, playwright and writer.

  68. Rafael Francisco Amador Campos

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    Rafael Francisco Amador Campos
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1948-.. (age 73)
    Occupations
    diplomatpoliticianlawyer
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    Rafael Francisco Amador Campos is a Colombian lawyer and politician currently serving as Ambassador of Colombia to Russia. A Liberal party politician, he served in Congress as Representative for Cundinamarca on two separate periods of two terms each, first from 1982 to 1990 and then from 1998 to 2006, and was twice elected Senator of Colombia for the same legislative period, first in 1990, and then again in 1991 following the ratification of the 1991 Constitution, and served until 1994.