David Char Navas

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David Char Navas
Senator of Colombia
In office
20 July 2006 – 28 October 2008
Member of the Chamber of Representatives of Colombia
In office
20 July 2002 – 20 July 2006
Constituency Atlántico Department
Personal details
Born Barranquilla, Atlántico, Colombia
Nationality Colombian
Political party Radical Change
Other political
Spouse(s) Albertina Guerra de la Espriella (divorced), Roxana Maria
Relations Fuad Char Abdala (uncle)
Alejandro Char Chaljub (cousin)
Arturo Char Chaljub (cousin)
Religion Roman Catholic

David Char Navas is a Colombian politician who served as Member of the Chamber of Representatives of Colombia from 2002 to 2006 and as Senator of Colombia from 2006 to 2008.[1] He was forced to resign to his seat in the Senate due to controversies surrounding two incidents for which he was being investigated, the first related to a city contract that his company Los Ángeles Ltd signed with the then Mayor of Barranquilla Bernardo Hoyos Montoya;[2] the second came to surface after his name appeared in a seized computer of Jorge 40, a paramilitary leader of the United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia.[3]


David comes from a well established and influential, Arab-Colombian family, he is the son of Habib Char Abdala and Vivian Navas. He is the nephew of Fuad Char Abdala, and cousin of Arturo and Alejandro Char Chaljub, all politicians from the Atlántico Department. His family are the majority shareholders of the Junior Barranquilla, the city's foremost soccer team,[4] and founders of Olimpica S.A., a chain of supermarkets in Colombia.


  1. ^ "Senador David Char Navas" (in Spanish). Congreso Visible. Retrieved 2010-10-28. 
  2. ^ Ovalle Gil, Víctor. "Fiscalía pide condenar a David Char Navas" [Prosecutor Asks to Sentence David Char Navar]. El Heraldo (in Spanish). Retrieved 2010-10-28. 
  3. ^ "Tres Senadores En La Lista De Jorge 40" [Three Senators in The List of Jorge 40]. El Tiempo (in Spanish). 2006-10-01. Retrieved 2010-10-28. 
  4. ^ "Reseña Histórica De La C.P.D. Júnior" [Historical Review of the CDP Junior] (in Spanish). Junior Barranquilla. Archived from the original on 2010-11-12. Retrieved 2010-10-26.