Belisario Betancur

Belisario Betancur Cuartas
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Betancur in 2009
26th President of Colombia
In office
7 August 1982 (1982-08-07) – 7 August 1986 (1986-08-07)
Preceded by Julio César Turbay Ayala
Succeeded by Virgilio Barco Vargas
Colombia Ambassador to Spain
In office
16 December 1975 – January 1977
President Alfonso López Michelsen
Preceded by Álvaro Lloreda Caicedo
Succeeded by Samuel Hoyos Arango
Minister of Labour of Colombia
In office
7 August 1962 (1962-08-07) – 23 April 1963
President Guillermo León Valencia
Preceded by Juan Benavides Patron
Succeeded by Castor Jaramillo Arrubla
Personal details
Born (1923-02-04) 4 February 1923 (age 94)
Amagá, Antioquia, Colombia
Nationality Colombian
Political party Conservative
Alma mater Pontifical Bolivarian University ( JD, 1955)
Profession Lawyer

Belisario Betancur Cuartas (born 4 February 1923) [1] is a former Colombian politician and the 26th President of Colombia from 1982 to 1986. He is a member of the Colombian Conservative Party.

Biographic data

Betancur was born in the vicinity of "el Morro de la Paila", of the town of Amagá, Antioquia. His father, Rosendo Betancur, was a blue-collar worker at the textile company Coltejer, a job that he obtained after having spent most of his life transporting goods by mule through the mountains of Antioquia. His mother, Ana Otilia Cuartas, had a small shop in Amagá. She died in 1950. [2]

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