Ricardo Lagos

Chilean politician

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.

Ricardo Lagos
32nd 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 (1938-03-02) 2 March 1938 (age 86)
Santiago, Chile
Political partyParty for Democracy
Other political
Radical Party
Socialist Party of Chile
Carmen Weber
(m. 1961; annulled 1969)

Luisa Durán (m. 1971)
  • Ricardo
  • Ximena
  • Hernán (stepson)
  • Francisca
  • Alejandro (stepson)
Alma materUniversity of Chile
Duke University

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

  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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