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Virgilio Barco Vargas

President of Colombia

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.

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 byBelisario Betancur
Succeeded byCésar Gaviria
Personal details
Born(1921-09-17)17 September 1921
Cúcuta, North Santander, Colombia
Died20 May 1997(1997-05-20) (aged 75)
Bogotá, D.C., Colombia
Resting placeCentral Cemetery of Bogotá
NationalityColombian
Political partyLiberal
Spouse(s)Carolina Isakson Proctor
(1950–1997)

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

ReferencesEdit

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

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