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Maria Consuelo Araujo

Maria Consuelo Araujo Castro is a Colombian politician. In 2006 she was appointed Minister of Foreign Relations of the government of President Alvaro Uribe Velez. She had previously served as Minister of Culture from 2002 to 2006.

On 19 February 2007, she resigned her ministerial portfolio following the arrest of her brother, Senator Alvaro Araujo Castro, investigated as a possible co-author in a kidnapping and for suspected links to paramilitary groups active in the country's ongoing internal conflict. Her father, Alvaro Araujo Noguera is under investigation for the same crimes.

She recommended Fernando Araujo Perdomo (no relation) and he was appointed as new Minister by the President.

Related websites

Presidency of the Republic of Colombia

World Guide to Women Leaders

World Economic Forum

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