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Cesar Gaviria

Cesar Gaviria Trujillo is a Colombian politician and a Latin American statesman. He served as President of Colombia from 1990 to 1994, and Secretary General of the Organization of American States from 1994 until 2004.

Born in Pereira, Gaviria has been an important figure in Colombian politics for over 30 years. He was first elected to Congress in 1974. He served in Virgilio Barco's government, first as minister of finance and later as minister of the interior.

As a student, Gaviria spent a year as an exchange student in the United States with AFS Intercultural Programs.

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Biography in Spanish by Fundacion CIDOB

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