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Alfonso Valdivieso Sarmiento

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President  Andres Pastrana Arango
President  Virgilio Barco Vargas
President  Cesar Gaviria Trujillo
Party  Radical Change
Role  Colombian Politician
Name  Alfonso Sarmiento

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Preceded by  Gustavo de Greiff Restrepo
Education  Boston University, Pontifical Xavierian University

Nominated by  Cesar Gaviria Trujillo
Succeeded by  Maria Angela Holguin
Preceded by  Julio Londono Paredes

Alfonso valdivieso sarmiento


Alfonso Valdivieso Sarmiento (born 2 October 1949) is a Colombian lawyer and politician.

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Biography

Alfonso Sarmiento was born in Bucaramanga, Santander to Roberto Valdivieso Sarmiento and Mercedes Sarmiento Suárez. He attended Divino Niño school and San Pedro Claver school. After graduating from Instituto Tecnológico Santandereano, he moved to Bogotá. He attended Pontifical Xavierian University where he graduated in Law with a concentration in Socio-Political Sciences. Afterwards he moved to the United States where he received a Master of Arts in Global Development Economics (MA GDE) from Boston University, and advanced studies in Urban and Regional Development at Toronto University.

He is the cousin of the late Luis Carlos Galán, who was assassinated when he was 39 years old.

Political and diplomatic career

As the 2nd Attorney General of Colombia, he brought charges and stood against the administration of Ernesto Samper Pizano during the Proceso 8000. He served as the 24th Permanent Representative of Colombia to the United Nations and as Ambassador of Colombia to Israel. A Radical Change party politician, he was elected Representative and Senator in the Congress of Colombia, and served as Minister of National Education under the administration of Virgilio Barco Vargas.

References

Alfonso Valdivieso Sarmiento Wikipedia


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