Álvaro Uribe

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Álvaro Uribe
Álvaro Uribe Velez (cropped).jpg
31st President of Colombia
In office
August 7, 2002 – August 7, 2010
Vice PresidentFrancisco Santos Calderón
Preceded byAndrés Pastrana Arango
Succeeded byJuan Manuel Santos
Senator of Colombia
Assumed office
July 20, 2014
In office
July 20, 1986 – July 20, 1994
Governor of Antioquia
In office
January 1, 1995 – January 1, 1998
Preceded byRamiro Valencia Cossio
Succeeded byAlberto Builes Ortega
Mayor of Medellín
In office
October 1982 – December 1982
Appointed byÁlvaro Villegas Moreno
Preceded byJose Jaime Nicholls Sánchez
Succeeded byJuan Felipe Gaviria Gutierrez
Personal details
Born
Álvaro Uribe Vélez

(1952-07-04) July 4, 1952 (age 66)
Medellín, Colombia
Political partyLiberal (1977–2001)
Colombia First (2001–2010)
Social Party of National Unity (2010–2013)
Democratic Center (2013–present)
Spouse(s)
Children2
Alma materUniversity of Antioquia
St Antony's College, Oxford
Harvard University
AwardsPresidential Medal of Freedom (2009)
SignatureSignature of Álvaro Uribe Vélez
WebsiteOfficial website

Álvaro Uribe Vélez (born 4 July 1952) is a Colombian politician. He served as the 31st President of Colombia from 7 August 2002 to 7 August 2010. He was named Mayor of Medellín in October 1982 by Belisario Betancur.

On 13 January 2009 the United States awarded President Uribe the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President George W. Bush.

In August 2010 he was appointed Vice-chairman of the UN panel investigating the Gaza flotilla raid.[1] Uribe was critical of his successor Juan Manuel Santos's peace-talks with the FARC guerillas.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Israel 'to assist' flotilla inquiry". Al Jazeera. Retrieved 8 August 2012.
  2. Lafuente, Javier (22 November 2016). "Uribe rechaza el nuevo acuerdo de paz entre el Gobierno y las FARC y pide un nuevo plebiscito" – via elpais.com.