27 Facts About Álvaro Uribe Vélez

1. Alvaro Uribe Velez's protracted opposition to the peace agreement ultimately negotiated by Santos bore fruit in early October 2016.

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2. Alvaro Uribe Velez was reelected for a second four-year term in 2006.

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3. Alvaro Uribe Velez served consecutive terms as a national senator between 1986 and 1994 and was governor of Antioquia from 1995 to 1997.

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4. Alvaro Uribe Velez spoke about how the government helped lower-income families expand their houses to receive tourists, showing them their way of life.

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5. In 2012, Alvaro Uribe Velez joined the Leadership Council of Concordia, a nonprofit organization in New York City that creates public-private partnerships.

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6. Alvaro Uribe Velez said that the law calling for a referendum contained "substantial violations to the democratic principle" that made it unconstitutional.

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7. Alvaro Uribe Velez got Uribe, Correa, and Chavez to shake hands.

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8. Alvaro Uribe Velez is recognized as a supporter of the US war on terror, and the invasion of Iraq.

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9. Alvaro Uribe Velez showed a picture of Santiago Uribe, the President's brother, together with Fabio Ochoa, a drug dealer, in 1985.

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10. Alvaro Uribe Velez's running mate was Francisco Santos Calderon, a member of the Santos family, who have a long-lasting tradition as members of the Colombian Liberal Party and as owners of Colombian daily newspaper El Tiempo.

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11. Alvaro Uribe Velez was elected governor of the department of Antioquia for the 1995 to 1997 term.

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12. Alvaro Uribe Velez left this position to become Mayor of Medellin in 1982 serving for five months.

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13. Alvaro Uribe Velez served as Secretary General of the Ministry of Labor under Alfonso Lopez Michelsen from 1977 to 1978.

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14. Alvaro Uribe Velez served on the Medellin city council between 1984 and 1986.

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15. Alvaro Uribe Velez studied Law at the University of Antioquia and he graduated in 1977.

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16. Alvaro Uribe Velez graduated in 1970 from the Colegio Jorge Robledo.

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17. Alvaro Uribe Velez was elected senator in the 2014 parliamentary election and took office in July 2014.

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18. Alvaro Uribe Velez was Senator between 1986 and 1994 and finally Governor of Antioquia between 1995 and 1997 before he was elected President of Colombia in 2002.

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19. Alvaro Uribe Velez has held office in the Empresas Publicas de Medellin and in the Ministry of Labor and was the director of the Special Administrative Unit of Civil Aeronautics.

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20. Alvaro Uribe Velez was born on 4 July 1952 and is a Colombian politician who served as the 31st President of Colombia from 7 August 2002 to 7 August 2010.

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21. In 2011, President Alvaro Uribe Velez was granted an honorary award by the Latin American Student Association of Georgetown, for his leadership and commitment with the Latin American community of the university.

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22. In 2004, Alvaro Uribe Velez successfully sought a Congressional amendment to the Colombian Constitution of 1991 which allowed him to run for a second term as president.

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23. Alvaro Uribe Velez had warned Chavez against any attempt to talk to military high command.

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24. On 30 December 2005, President Alvaro Uribe Velez signed a free trade agreement with Mercosur and gives Colombian products preferential access to the market of 230 million people.

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25. Alvaro Uribe Velez was elected one of Antioquia's senators from 1986 to 1990 and again from 1990 to 1994.

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26. Alvaro Uribe Velez started his political career in his home department of Antioquia.

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27. Alvaro Uribe Velez is a Colombian politician who served as the 31st President of Colombia from 7 August 2002 to 7 August 2010.

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