Virgilio Barco Vargas

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Virgilio Barco Vargas
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Barco in 1991.
27th President of Colombia
In office
7 August 1986 (1986-08-07) – 7 August 1990 (1990-08-07)
Preceded by Belisario Betancur
Succeeded by César Gaviria
Personal details
Born (1921-09-17)17 September 1921
Cúcuta, North Santander, Colombia
Died 20 May 1997(1997-05-20) (aged 75)
Bogotá, D.C., Colombia
Resting place Central Cemetery of Bogotá
Nationality Colombian
Political party Liberal
Spouse(s) Carolina Isakson Proctor
(1950–1997)

Virgilio Barco Vargas (17 September 1921 – 20 May 1997) was a Colombian politician, and civil engineer and member of Colombian Liberal Party. He served as the 27th President of Colombia from 1986 to 1990.[1] Vargas was born in Cúcuta, North Santander, Colombia.

Vargas died in Bogotá, D.C., Colombia from cancer, aged 75.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Virgilio Barco Vargas". Presidency of the Republic of Colombia. June 2013. 

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