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Martha Lucia Ramirez

Marta Lucia Ramirez is a Colombian lawyer, diplomat and politician. She has been ambassador of Colombia to France, the first Colombian woman to be minister of defense, foreign exchange and senator in the Congress of Colombia. Currently she is running for the presidential elections of 2010. On July 7, 2009 the Council of State canceled her period as senator for irregularities in her election to Congress in 2006.W Radio y EFE: " Cerca de 34 mil votos al senado fueron anulados por El Consejo de Estado", Bogota, 7 de julio de 2009. Enlace revizado el 8 de julio de 2009. Cita: "De igual forma, el magistrado Ostau de Lafont dijo que se le cancelo la credencial como congresista a Marta Lucia Ramirez, por haber contratado con el Estado 6 meses antes de su eleccion."

Ramirez studied law at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogota and later did post graduate studies on Commerce law, Higher Management, Financial legislation. She obtained a Fellow from Harvard University's Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, specializing on topics related to foreign commerce.

Between 1990 and 1991 Ramirez was appointed as Director of the Colombian Institute for Foreign Commerce before this entity being transformed into the Ministry of Foreign Commerce with Juan Manuel Santos as minister and she as her vice minister from 1991 until 1994 during the presidency of Cesar Gaviria.

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