Marta Lucía Ramírez Politician

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Marta Lucía Ramírez Blanco (born July 4, 1954) is a Colombian lawyer and diplomat. She served as the 20th Minister of National Defence, and 6th Minister of Foreign Trade of Colombia, and as Ambassador of Colombia to France, the first woman to ever hold either post. She was also elected Senator of Colombia in 2006. Ramírez studied law at the Pontifical Xavierian University in Bogotá 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 Ramírez 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 César Gaviria. She returned to Colombia and was appointed by President Andrés Pastrana as Minister of Foreign Trade from 1998 until 2002. In 2002 Ramírez was then appointed as ambassador of Colombia in France for a few months.

Personal details

Date of birth
July 4th, 1954
Places lived
Bogotá , Colombia
pop. 7,571,345 (2012)


1. Pontifical Xavierian University Colleges/University

The Pontificia Universidad Javeriana is a private higher education institution founded in 1623. It is one of the oldest, most traditional, and prestigious Colombian universities, directed by the Society of Jesus, with its main facilities in Bogotá and a second campus in Cali. It is one of the 28 universities entrusted to the Society of Jesus in Latin America and one of 114 around the world.

Type Private school
Institution colors
Carrera 7 No. 40-62, 500001 - Bogotá, Cundinamarca Department
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Notable alumni by career
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People attended Pontifical Xavierian University connected by profession and/or age

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Organizations founded

1. Democratic Center

Political party

Date funded



Fabio Valencia Cossio


Bogotá, Colombia

Wikiedia article

Democratic Centre is a political party in Colombia founded by businesswoman Marta Lucía Ramírez, former Vice President Francisco Santos Calderón, former Minister of the Interior Fabio Valencia Cossio, and Álvaro Uribe, former President of Colombia. The party is big tent coalition of individuals opposing current government negotiations with FARC, the major left-wing anti-government paramilitary in the current Colombian armed conflict. Although created as a decidedly right-wing party, its members now come from an extreme range of political backgrounds, including former politicians of the right-wing Colombian Conservative Party, the center-right Social Party of National Unity, the left-wing Alternative Democratic Pole, and the far-left Revolutionary Independent Labour Movement. The party also includes right wing politicians including, among others, Luis Alfredo Ramos, but also includes a security-interested left-wing faction led by Carlos Valverde, a Marxist.

Political engagements

Colombian Conservative Party

Geographic scope



Liberal conservatism
Christian democracy
Social conservatism

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The Colombian Conservative Party is a traditional political party in Colombia. The party was formally established in 1849 by Mariano Ospina Rodríguez and José Eusebio Caro. The Conservative party along with the Colombian Liberal Party dominated the Colombian political scene from the end of the 19th century until 2002, in bipartisan political hegemony. In the mid-20th century, the Conservative Party and the Liberal Party established the "National Front" after deposing President Gustavo Rojas Pinilla and shared by turns the presidential terms for 16 years. Currently, the Conservative Party is the second largest political force in the congress. It is part of the coalition of Juan Manuel Santos and supported the conservative government of Álvaro Uribe since 2002.

Social Party of National Unity

Geographic scope



Liberal conservatism
Third Way


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The Social Party of National Unity, or Party of the U is a conservative liberal political party in Colombia. It attempts to unite various parliamentary supporters of Álvaro Uribe, the Uribistas, in one political party. Currently, it is Colombia's largest political party and has formed a coalition with the Colombian Conservative Party and the Colombian Liberal Party. Security is the top priority of most Uribistas, followed by employment and investment in Colombia. Uribistas also support lower taxes for private companies and for citizens. They stand in strong opposition to former president of Venezuela Hugo Chávez and to the Bolivarian movement that Chavez led in different countries of Latin America. The party was founded in 2005 and is led by Juan Manuel Santos. Most members of the movement left the Colombian Liberal Party but they failed to unite all Uribistas: in particular the Radical Change didn't join. The party took part in the parliamentary elections of 2006, in which it won 30 out of 166 deputies and 20 out of 100 senators. The party, along with Cambio Radical, were the first to investigate the relation between some candidates and paramilitary forces.

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