Daniel Samper Ospina
|Daniel Samper Ospina|
15 August 1974 |
Bogotá, D.C., Colombia
|Spouse(s)||Claudia García Jaramillo (2006–present)|
|Children||Guadalupe Samper García
Paloma Samper García
|Relatives||Daniel Samper Pizano (father)
Ernesto Samper (uncle)
As a journalist he has worked in Cromos and Jet Set. He has also written columns for El Tiempo. Since 2008 he is a columnist for Semana, turning into a controversial subject of debate in the media. Though a recognized columnist in Colombia, Samper Ospina hardly engages in serious political analysis; rather, he is a satirical commentator whose main objective is to deprecate politicians (mostly of conservative convictions) under the umbrella of satire and black humor.
Daniel was born on 15 August 1974 to Daniel Samper Pizano and Cecilia Ospina Cuéllar, the third child and only son; his older sisters are Juanita, and María Angélica. He is the nephew of Ernesto Samper Pizano, Colombia's former president, whose administration was marked by the biggest scandal in Colombia's political history. Investigations performed by authorities in Colombia and the US demonstrated that the Cali Cartel, a criminal organization involved in drug trafficking, sponsored Samper's campaign to the presidency. In response to the scandal, the Department of State revoked Samper's visa to enter the US, a sanction that remains effective until now.
- eltiempo.com: ¿No le parece que en sus columnas de humor político a veces se pasa de la raya? , Daniel Samper Ospina interviewed by María Isabel Rueda.
- "El matrimonio de Daniel Samper y Claudia García" [The Wedding of Daniel Samper and Claudia García]. Jet Set (in Spanish). Retrieved 3 November 2010.