Embassy of Colombia, Lima

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Embassy of Colombia, Lima
Coordinates 12°5′46.02″S 77°2′53.00″W / 12.0961167°S 77.0480556°W / -12.0961167; -77.0480556 (Embajada de la República de Colombia)
Location San Isidro
Address Avenida Jorge Basadre Grohmann 1580
Lima 15073, Peru
Ambassador Luis Eladio Pérez Bonilla

The Embassy of Colombia in Lima is the diplomatic mission of the Republic of Colombia to the Republic of Peru; it is headed by the Ambassador of Colombia to Peru. It is located in the San Isidro district of Lima, precisely at Avenida Jorge Basadre Grohmann 1580[1] at the intersection of Los Eucaliptos.[2]

The Embassy is charged with representing the interests of the President and Government of Colombia, improving diplomatic relations between Colombia and the accredited countries, promoting and improving the image and standing of Colombia in the accredited nations, promoting the Culture of Colombia, encouraging and facilitating tourism to and from Colombia, and ensuring the safety of Colombians abroad.

In 1948 Ambassador Carlos Echeverri Cortés drew the wrath of President Manuel Arturo Odría Amoretti and his administration when he gave political asylum to Víctor Raúl Haya de la Torre in the Embassy. For five years the Government mounted a military blockade around the Colombian Embassy where Haya was housed, and harassed embassy staff and personnel, because the Colombian Government refuse to give Haya up and the Peruvian Government refused to grant safe conduct for Haya to leave the country.[3]

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  1. ^ "Misiones de Colombia en el Exterior: Perú" (in Spanish). Colombia, Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Retrieved 23 December 2012. 
  2. ^ "Avenida Jorge Basadre Grohmann 1580". Google Maps. Retrieved 23 December 2012. 
  3. ^ Haya de la Torre, Víctor Raúl (3 May 1954). "My Five Year Exile In My Own Country". Life (Time Inc) 36 (18): 152–167. ISSN 0024-3019. Retrieved 23 December 2012. 

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