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Barco, Virgilio

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  • Fuller Name

    • Barco Vargas
  • Variants

    • Vargas, Virgilio Barco
    • Barco Vargas, Virgilio
    • Barco V., Virgilio (Barco Vargas)
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1921-09-17
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 1997-05-20
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Universidad Nacional de Colombia
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    • Has Affiliation

        • Affiliation End: 1952
        • Organization: (naf) Boston University
    • Has Affiliation

        • Affiliation Start: 1977
        • Affiliation End: 1977
        • Organization: (naf) Colombia. Embajada (U.S.)
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: Colombia. Embajada (Great Britain)
    • Has Affiliation

        • Affiliation Start: 1958
        • Affiliation End: 1966
        • Organization: (naf) Colombia. Congreso. Senado
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Colombia. Congreso. Cámara de Representantes
    • Has Affiliation

        • Affiliation Start: 1966
        • Organization: (naf) Bogotá (Colombia). Alcaldía Mayor
    • Has Affiliation

        • Affiliation Start: 1969
        • Affiliation End: 1974
        • Organization: (naf) World Bank
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Cúcuta (Norte de Santander, Colombia)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Bogotá (Colombia)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) London (England)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Washington (D.C.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Cambridge (Mass.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Boston (Mass.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Durania (Colombia)
    • Gender

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    • Associated Language

    • Field of Activity

        Social sciences
      • Occupation

                    Bank director
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                  • Sources

                    • found: His Acción administrativa, 1981:t.p. (Virgilio Barco)
                    • found: His Lucha partidista y política internacional, 1981:t.p. (Virgilio Barco) p. 109 (Virgilio Barco Vargas)
                    • found: His Hacia una Colombia nueva, c1986:t.p. (Virgilio Barco) p. 226 (b. Cúcuta, Norte de Santander [Colombia], 9/17/21)
                    • notfound: Colombia. President (1986- : Barco). Diálogo democrático ... 1987: t.p. (Presidente de la República) p. 4 of cover (Virgilio Barco V.)
                    • found: Wikipedia WWW site, Dec. 28, 2006(Virgilio Barco Vargas: b. Sept. 17, 1921, Cúcuta, Norte de Santander; d. May 20, 1997, Bogotá; president of Colombia, Aug. 7, 1986-Aug. 7, 1990)
                    • found: Encyclopaedia Britannica website, November 23, 2018:(Virgilio Barco Vargas; Colombian politician; born September 17, 1921 in Cúcuta, Colombia; died May 20, 1997 in Bogotá; president of Colombia (1986-1990); his plans for social reform were interrupted when he was forced to combat the powerful Medellín-based drug cartel; born to a wealthy oil family; attended the Universidad Nacional de Colombia in Bogotá; graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with a degree in civil engineering (1943); master's degree in social sciences from Boston University (1952); Ph.D. in economics from MIT; his political career began in 1943 when he became a liberal councillor in the town of Durania; later was elected to the lower house of Congress; forced into exile during a volatile period in the late 1940s and early 1950s, known as La Violencia, in which the Liberal and Conservative factions waged a brutal war against one another and in which hundreds of thousands of people died; returned to Colombia in 1954 and was instrumental in negotiating an agreement that led to interparty peace; over the next 40 years, he held a variety of ministerial and diplomatic offices including two terms in the Senate (1958-66) and served as ambassador to Britain (1961-62 and 1990-92) and the United States (1977); appointed mayor of Bogotá in 1966; director of the World Bank (1969-1974); president (1986-1990) and campaigned for social reform, but violence--first by leftist guerrilla groups and then by drug lords--plagued his term as president; retired from political life in 1992) -
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                    • 1982-03-15: new
                    • 2018-11-23: revised
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