Ricardo Lagos

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Ricardo Lagos
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34th President of Chile
In office
11 March 2000 – 11 March 2006
Preceded byEduardo Frei Ruiz-Tagle
Succeeded byMichelle Bachelet
Minister of Public Works
In office
11 March 1994 – 1 August 1998
PresidentEduardo Frei Ruiz-Tagle
Preceded byCarlos Hurtado Ruiz-Tagle
Succeeded byJaime Tohá
Minister of Education
In office
11 March 1990 – 28 September 1992
PresidentPatricio Aylwin
Preceded byRené Salamé Martín
Succeeded byJorge Arrate
Personal details
Born (1936-03-02) 2 March 1936 (age 82)
Santiago, Chile
Political partyParty for Democracy
(1987–present)
Other political
affiliations
Radical Party
(1959–1961)
Socialist Party of Chile
(1961–1987)
Spouse(s)Luisa Durán
ChildrenRicardo
Ximena
Hernán (stepson)
Francisca
Alejandro (stepson)
Alma materUniversity of Chile
Duke University
OccupationLawyer
Economist
Signature

Ricardo Froilán Lagos Escobar (Spanish pronunciation: [riˈkaɾðo fɾoiˈlanˈlaɣos eskoˈβaɾ]; born 2 March 1936) is a Chilean lawyer, economist and social democrat politician. He served as President of Chile from 2000 to 2006.

Since May 2007 he has served as a Special Envoy on Climate Change for the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and António Guterres.[1]

He teaches political and economic development at Brown University in the United States.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Appoints Special Envoys on Climate Change". United Nations. 2007. Retrieved 2007-08-03.
  2. "Watson Institute for International Studies". Brown University. 2009. Archived from the original on August 18, 2009. Retrieved 2009-09-14.

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