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Virgilio Barco Vargas
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Barco in 1991.
27th President of Colombia
In office
7 August 1986 (1986-08-07) – 7 August 1990 (1990-08-07)
Preceded by Belisario Betancur
Succeeded by César Gaviria
Personal details
Born (1921-09-17)17 September 1921
Cúcuta, North Santander, Colombia
Died 20 May 1997(1997-05-20) (aged 75)
Bogotá, D.C., Colombia
Resting place Central Cemetery of Bogotá
Nationality Colombian
Political party Liberal
Spouse(s) Carolina Isakson Proctor
(1950–1997)

Virgilio Barco Vargas (17 September 1921 – 20 May 1997) was a Colombian politician, and civil engineer and member of Colombian Liberal Party. He served as the 27th President of Colombia from 1986 to 1990. Vargas was born in Cúcuta, North Santander, Colombia.

Vargas died in Bogotá, D.C., Colombia from cancer, aged 75.

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