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Andrés Pastrana Arango
30th Colombia Ambassador to United States
In office
24 October 2005 (2005-10-24) – 11 July 2006 (2006-07-11)
President Álvaro Uribe Vélez
Preceded by Luis Alberto Moreno
Succeeded by Carolina Barco Isakson
30th President of Colombia
In office
7 August 1998 (1998-08-07) – 7 August 2002 (2002-08-07)
Vice President Gustavo Bell Lemus
Preceded by Ernesto Samper Pizano
Succeeded by Álvaro Uribe Vélez
18th Secretary General of Non-Aligned Movement
In office
7 August 1998 (1998-08-07) – 2 September 1998 (1998-09-02)
Preceded by Ernesto Samper Pizano
Succeeded by Nelson Mandela
18th Mayor of Bogotá
In office
1 January 1988 (1988-01-01) – 1 January 1990 (1990-01-01)
Preceded by Julio César Sánchez
Succeeded by Juan Martín Caycedo Ferrer
Personal details
Born 17 August 1954 (1954-08-17) (age 67)
Bogotá, Colombia
Nationality Colombian
Political party Conservative
Other political
Great Alliance for Change
Spouse(s) Nohra Puyana Bickenbach (1981–present)
Relations Misael Pastrana Borrero (father)
  • Santiago Pastrana Puyana
  • Laura Pastrana Puyana
  • Valentina Pastrana Puyana
Alma mater
Profession Lawyer

Andrés Pastrana Arango (born 17 August 1954) was the 30th President of Colombia from 1998 to 2002, following in the footsteps of his father, Misael Pastrana Borrero, who was president from 1970 to 1974.

In 1982, he began his political career, gaining a seat on the local Bogotá council. He also specialized in press articles on the production and trafficking of cocaine, for which he gained many journalistic awards. In 1991 he was elected Senator.

Arango was born on 17 August 1954 in Bogotá, Colombia. He studied at Our Lady of the Rosary University and at Harvard University. Arango married Nohra Puyana Bickenbach in 1981. They have three children.

His father, Misael Pastrana Borrero (1923 – 1997), was the 23rd President of Colombia serving from 1970 through 1974. His mother was consort María Cristina Arango Vega (1928 – 2017).

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