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Betancur Cuartas, Belisario

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Born: 1923 AD
Currently alive, at 91 years of age.

Nationality: Colombian
Categories: Politician, Presidents

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1923 - Born on February 4th in Amagá, Antioquia Department.

1942 - He went to the Ecclesiastic Seminary of Yarumal for his high-school studies, which he was to complete in the Bolivian University of Medellín at the age of 19.

1945 - Became Deputy to the Assembly of the Colombian province of Antioquia.

1947 - He began to study architecture, and later a law degree, specialising in economics and finishing his doctorate.

1953 - He also served as a Representative to the National Chamber for the departments of Cundinamarca and Antioquia, and was a member of the National Constituent Assembly.

1963 - He was appointed Minister for Labour in the government of Guillermo León Valencia.

1970-1978 - He was a candidate to the Presidency of the Republic.

         - Betancur had rigorously developed the concept of economic, social and cultural cooperation among the community of Spanish-speaking countries, including Spain, where he was ambassador.

         - Ambassador of Colombia to Spain.

1982 - Became the President of the Republic of Colombia during the constitutional period.


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