Andrés Pastrana Arango

Andrés Pastrana Arango (born 17 August 1954) was the 30th President of Colombia from 1998 to 2002,[1] following in the footsteps of his father, Misael Pastrana Borrero, who was president from 1970 to 1974.

Andrés Pastrana Arango
30th Colombia Ambassador to the United States
In office
24 October 2005 (2005-10-24) – 11 July 2006 (2006-07-11)
PresidentÁlvaro Uribe Vélez
Preceded byLuis Alberto Moreno
Succeeded byCarolina Barco Isakson
30th President of Colombia
In office
7 August 1998 (1998-08-07) – 7 August 2002 (2002-08-07)
Vice PresidentGustavo Bell Lemus
Preceded byErnesto Samper Pizano
Succeeded byÁlvaro Uribe Vélez
18th Secretary General of Non-Aligned Movement
In office
7 August 1998 (1998-08-07) – 2 September 1998 (1998-09-02)
Preceded byErnesto Samper Pizano
Succeeded byNelson Mandela
18th Mayor of Bogotá
In office
1 January 1988 (1988-01-01) – 1 January 1990 (1990-01-01)
Preceded byJulio César Sánchez
Succeeded byJuan Martín Caycedo Ferrer
Personal details
Born (1954-08-17) 17 August 1954 (age 69)
Bogotá, Colombia
Political partyConservative
Other political
Great Alliance for Change
Spouse(s)Nohra Puyana Bickenbach (1981–present)
RelationsMisael Pastrana Borrero (father)
  • Santiago Pastrana Puyana
  • Laura Pastrana Puyana
  • Valentina Pastrana Puyana
Alma mater

In 1982, he began his political career, gaining a seat on the local Bogotá council. He also specialized in press articles on the production and trafficking of cocaine, for which he gained many journalistic awards. In 1991 he was elected Senator.

Arango was born on 17 August 1954 in Bogotá, Colombia. He studied at Our Lady of the Rosary University and at Harvard University. Arango married Nohra Puyana Bickenbach in 1981. They have three children.

His father, Misael Pastrana Borrero (1923 – 1997), was the 23rd President of Colombia serving from 1970 through 1974. His mother was consort María Cristina Arango Vega (1928 – 2017).

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  1. "Andrés Pastrana Arango." Encyclopædia Britannica. 2010. Encyclopædia Britannica Online. 21 Jan. 2010 [1].

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